Reduced TdF prizemoney for former Gerolsteiner riders

Last summer Team Gerolsteiner riders could look forward to 192,000 euro in prize money from the Tour de France, based on Stefan Schumacher's two stage wins and Bernhard Kohl's third-place overall finish and the King of the Mountains jersey. But now both riders have been suspended for doping during the Tour, thus losing the awards, and leaving the remaining riders only 24,000 euro to divide.

„I only heard it two days ago. That is money which belongs to the riders," said former Gerolsteiner team manager Hans-Michael Holczer to the dpa press agency.

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