Rund um Köln will have to look for a new primary sponsor for its 100th birthday race in 2008. DEVK Versicherungen announced Friday that it will not renew its contract. The insurance company had sponsored the race since 2003.
"The current doping confessions of former pro cyclists pave the way for a clean and fair sport," the company said. "Next year seems like a good time for a new beginning for the Cologne classic."