By Antonio J. Salmerón
Some of the 3 Molinos Resort Murcia Turística riders who were prematurely dismissed by the team are taking legal action, according to El Faro de Murcia. The riders, who had contracts until the end of 2007, have already informed the Spanish Professional Cyclists Association of their dismissals, which were made on the grounds of "under performance". Furthermore, the riders will demand that they receive the necessary endorsement from 3 Molinos Resort to allow them to race again.
12 riders and two trainers were dismissed, in addition to previous departures Robert Torres, Francisco Perez Moya and Ángel Luis Casero.
Not all the team's riders are affected by 3 Molinos Resort pulling its sponsorship at the end of the season. Jorge Ferrío, Santos González and Toni Tauler have had no problems so far, because their contracts run out at the end of 2006.