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Leopard SA agrees to pay Fuglsang withheld monies

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Jakob Fuglsang (RadioShack-Nissan)

Jakob Fuglsang (RadioShack-Nissan) (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Danish time trial champion Jakob Fuglsang (RadioShack-Nissan)

Danish time trial champion Jakob Fuglsang (RadioShack-Nissan) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Jakob Fuglsang (RadioShack-Nissan) remains in the leader's yellow jersey.

Jakob Fuglsang (RadioShack-Nissan) remains in the leader's yellow jersey. (Image credit: Mario Stiehl)

Jakob Fuglsang has ended his financial battle with Leopard SA, the owning company for Team RadioShack-Nissan. The company has agreed to fulfill its contractual obligations and pay him the monies owed.

His lawyer reached a settlement with Flavio Becca, the company's owner, Fuglsang told

“My attorney and Flavio Becca's attorney have agreed to abide by the contract, so they will pay the money before this Friday. Whether they do it, I have to wait and see,” he said.

Leopard's explanation for withholding the money was that the did not think the private firm to which they should pay was a serious one, but they have now agreed to pay.

According to, it will be more than one million Danish kroner, or 134,390 euro. That sum covers both years of Fuglsang's contract. He, Fabian Cancellara and the Schleck brothers had all filed complaints with the UCI concerning nonpayment.

In addition, accoridng to, this year the team has had problems with monthly payments, ranging from riders to cooks to contracting companies.

Fuglsang has said that he will leave the team after this season and is expected to re-sign with Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank.