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by Mark Zalewski
May 10, 2016
NEWS & RACING BROUGHT TO YOU BY GIORDANA
In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Team Colombia riders owed 2015 wages will finally receive money this month; Peraud has no memory of Giro crash; Kimmage: In disturbing times for Nicolas Roche and cycling, has the landscape after Lance Armstrong really changed?; Powless defends, Abott takes over USA Cycling Pro Road Tour lead; UCI lifts provsional suspension of Eduard Vorganov; Chad Haga Journal: The Giro in March; Hansen continues Grand Tour streak at Giro; Cycling Australia launches ‘Strategy 2020’; New London mayor Sadiq Khan must follow through on cycling promises, s; Video: Orica-GreenEdge backstage pass – Giro/Mother’s Day edition; Video: Giro rest day #1 with Dimension Data
Riders left short of their salaries by the now defunct Team Colombia will finally be paid in the coming weeks. The former team riders have been chasing salaries for many months, with long-running issues putting many under difficult financial circumstances in 2015 and the first few months of this year.
A source who has been assisting riders in the matter indicated recently to CyclingTips that progress has been made. On Monday he confirmed that riders had been told that they would receive the money before the end of May.
Separately, one of those who competed for the team indicated that the UCI had said the matter would be settled as soon as possible.
The UCI has told the rider that it has received the bank guarantee required by all squads when registering teams. It stated that this money will be paid out before the end of the month.
The Colombian-sponsored, Italian-managed squad was beset by salary delays in the past. Further reports of such delays cropped up last autumn, although the riders were reluctant to speak out.
Click through to read more at CyclingTips.
Today’s feature image comes from Kristof Ramon showing the giant version of the Giro d’Italia trophy as it parades by in the promotion caravan.