French teams still waiting on Tour prize money

Although it has been reported that the majority of the team who took part in the Tour de France have...

Although it has been reported that the majority of the team who took part in the Tour de France have received their prize money, all the French teams are still waiting to see their money.

Due to the complexities of the French tax authorities, the payment to AG2R, Crédit Agricole, Bouygues Telecom, Agritubel, Cofidis and Française des Jeux has been held up, although Tour organisers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) have paid out the money.

The ASO held onto the money for nine months due to the ongoing investigations of Alexandre Vinokourov, Cristian Moreni, Iban Mayo, Patrik Sinkewitz and Michael Rasmussen.

The CPA filed a complaint against the ASO six weeks ago, as the money was supposed to be paid out in October as per the rules outlined by the UCI.

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