Giro prize money paid

In a final resolution of a dispute over appearance and prize money that threatened to derail the...

In a final resolution of a dispute over appearance and prize money that threatened to derail the Giro d'Italia before it even started, riders have been paid their prize money from this year's race, according to an announcement from the professional riders' body, the CPA.

The ACCPI (Association of Italian professional riders) informed the Secretary-general of the CPA that RCS, the society that organized the Giro d'Italia, carried out the payment of the prizes according to the agreements which had been taken between the President of the CPA, Francesco Moser, the President of the ACCPI, Amedeo Colombo, and the RCS events manager, Angelo Zomegnan.

The 2005 Giro awarded a total of €1,225,000 in prize money; next year's race will increase the pool to 1,350,000, returning the race's prize value to the same level as the 2004 edition.

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