The recent spate of doping scandals may well have claimed another victim, with German race Rund um Köln losing another sponsor. The withdrawal of yet another financial backer has put the 99 year-old race's future in question.
Sparkasse KölnBonn has pulled out as a sponsor of the event, because of the sport's doping image, German newspaper Express reports. The events former title sponsor DEVK pulled out this year, too, taking away its 1.2 million Euro contribution. SW