Erik Zabel has donated a five-figure sum of money to the Berlin cycling federation, to be used for youth cycling. The payment arises out of an agreement he reached in June as "atonement" for his confession that he used EPO in the 1996 Tour de France.
Zabel had agreed to donate a total of 100,000 euro to youth cycling. A German television program reported on Monday that no money had yet changed hands. His manager and wife, Cordula Zabel, and the president of the Berlin federation, Wolfgang Scheibner, have now confirmed that the donation has been made.