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The dispute over start money between the ProTour teams and the Giro d'Italia organisers RCS has continued through the weekend, but splits between the 20 teams are becoming increasingly apparent, writes Susanne Horsdal.
RCS have offered the teams 600,000 euros in total - or 30,000 eueos a team - for riding the Giro, whereas the teams are demanding double that amount. However, the Italian Lampre-Caffita team has announced that it will be taking part in the Giro, although the team is still expected to be represented at the meeting due to take place in Brussels today to resolve the dispute.
Although another ProTour team has apparently given its commitment to ride the Giro, the rest of the teams are threatening to boycott the event unless a compromise agreeable to both sides is found.