Cycling Championships Under Investigation

For possible corruption in 2014 race

The 2014 road cycling world championships were criticized as an extravagance for Ponferrada, Spain. (Wikimedia Commons)
Photo: Wikimedia Commons 2014

Spanish prosecutors earlier this week began investigating last year’s road cycling world championship in Ponferrada, Spain, according to a Thursday report in VeloNews

The event was criticized as an extravagance for the Spanish town, and low spectator turnout and failure to secure adequate sponsorship caused the event to fall short of its projected budget, VeloNews reports.

Prosecutors are currently assessing whether there is sufficient evidence to bring charges related to bribery or abuse of public office. It’s currently uncertain whether potential charges are limited to the local government or if suspected wrongdoing extends to cycling officials. 

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