By Antonio J. Salmerón
The 30th Vuelta a Chile has been postponed to April 2008 due to lack of financing, the president of its national federation, Oscar Gomez, confirmed to Chile.com.
"It did not make sense that we hold the Vuelta a Chile if we could not count on at least half of the money that was required. We could not commit the same error of the last organizer," Gomez commented.
Of the 250 million pesos budgeted (€356,443), only 120 had confirmed. "Possibly we will start on the fourth [of April], one week after disputing the Vuelta del Líder," Gomez explained. The Vuelta a Chile has been held every year since 1976 except for 1993 and 1994.