Italians waiting for Olympic bonus

Italian riders Paolo Bettini, Cristian Moreni, Daniele Nardello and Filippo Pozzato are still waiting for their €260,000 bonus for Bettini's gold medal win in the Olympic Games road race last year. The Italian Olympic Committee and the Italian Cycling Federation are the organisations responsible for paying the bonus.

It's not the first time that Bettini has been short-changed out of a national team bonus. In 2002, when Mario Cipollini won the World Championships in Zolder, his then team manager Vincenzo Santoni promised the rest of the squad €100,000 for their efforts, but so far not one of the riders has seen a cent of it.


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