Prudhomme slams 'baseless' Tour de France bill from Dutch Cycling

The Dutch Cycling Federation filed for arbitration against ASO for an unpaid bill for hosting the first two stages of the Tour de France

Chris Froome at the Tour de France in Utrecht (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has called the €140,000 bill he's received from the Dutch Cycling Federation (KNWU) 'absurdly high' and 'baseless'.

This week, the head of KNWU, Huib Kloosterhuis, filed for arbitration to the UCI against ASO, organisers of the Tour, for the unpaid bill, which Kloosterhuis claims is the basic amount charged for hosting a race in the Netherlands.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.