Italian investigation reveals how riders pay for places in pro peloton

Italian team managers Gianni Savio (Androni Giocattoli), Angelo Citracca (Wilier-Southeast) and Bruno Reverberi (Bardiani-CSF) were each cleared of any wrong doing at the end of the ‘pagi e corri' – 'pay and ride' investigation but formal statements gathered during the investigation have revealed how riders are often put under pressure to find sponsors to cover their salaries and secure places in the teams.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.