By Susan Westemeyer
Not all the prize money from the Tour de France has been paid out, and the Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) wants the money paid as soon as possible. "According to the UCI rules, the riders must have received their prize money no later than 90 days after the end of the Tour, at the very latest October 28, 2007," the group said in a communiqué.
The money is allegedly being held up by the race organisers because of the many doping cases stemming from the last Tour. "The Tour is still waiting for the sentences for [Alexander] Vinokourov, [Cristian] Moreni, [Iban] Mayo, [Michael] Rasmussen and [Patrik] Sinkewitz," the CPA said. "We have asked the UCI to step in and clear up this situation."