CPA cries 'fake news' after concerns raised over centralised prize management system

The Cyclistes Professionnels Associés (CPA) says it 'reserves the right to sue' The Cyclists' Alliance (TCA) for what it deems to be 'fake news'

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The Cyclistes Professionnels Associés (CPA) has responded to questions raised by The Cyclists' Alliance (TCA), regarding the introduction of a Centralised Prize Money Management system (CPM), claiming that it reserves the right to sue the latter for touting what it calls 'fake news'.

In a strongly-worded statement, the CPA said in reference to comments made by TCA: "We reserve the right to sue for defamation those who discredit our work by spreading slander and causing only damage to cycling and its protagonists."

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.