By Susan Westemeyer
The French cycling federation (FFC) has said that part of the outstanding prize money from the 2007 Tour De France will probably be paid in the next few weeks. The money for the overall placements should be paid, according to Jean Pitallier, the FFC's president. There are "too many unknowns" at this time to pay out the money for the points and climber's jerseys, he told the French press agency AFP.
The final payments have not yet been made because of outstanding doping cases which have not yet been finalized.
Last week the Association of Professional Cyclists complained that the prize moneys had not been paid in a timely fashion.