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Riders protest against decreased prize money

The decision of RCS Sport to reduce the prize money in this year's Giro d'Italia has angered the riders, who found out on Tuesday that this would happen. In a communique signed by president Francesco Moser, the Professional Riders Association (CPA) said that it was "unacceptable" to reduce the prizes, especially after the discussions between the CPA, AIOCC (Organisers) and the UCI's CCP (Professional Cycling Council) in Liege a few weeks ago.

"The CPA, along with the ACCPI (Italian Professional Cyclists Association) will act with great resolution to safeguard the rights of the riders, who are the main protagonists of international cycling as a whole. It seems quite paradoxical that the organisation of the Giro d'Italia tries to reduce the sum intended for the riders, while the principal Italian race has recovered an international field.

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