Ponferrada estimates €3m paid in falsified invoices for 2014 World Championships

Unpaid invoices still appear on the city's accounts after hosting the World Championships two years ago

Michael Kwiatkowski wins the men's road race at the 2014 World Road Championships. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Spanish city Ponferrada falsified documents, costing up to €3 million, to pay for the 2014 UCI Road World Championships, says special investigating committee.

The news comes on the heels of Yorkshire's successful bid to host the 2019 Worlds. The government is set to invest £24 million for the week-long event, with a large chuck going to creating legacy grassroots projects.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.