Bartko's track team in financial difficulty

Robert Bartko and his teammates on the US Financial Team, a privately-financed professional track team, are having trouble getting paid. Team leader Werner Otto confirmed that the sponsor "is behind in paying the riders and the club. There have been irregularities since October," he said. According to news source dpa, Otto has given the sponsor a deadline of March 31 to fulfil their contractual obligations, or he will remove their name from the team.

Courtesy Susan Westemeyer

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