Walkout at Kelme.
The problems at Kelme have taken a turn for the worse, reported to-day in newspaper as, the riders have told the owners of the company that if they do not pay money owed to them by June the 20th. they will not start the Tour de France. The situation is critical, Quiles (owner) is in negotiation with the Valencian government for rapid help. They are co-sponsors at the moment through Costa Blanca, promotion of tourism.
Sevilla, Botero & Gutiйrrez have recently been to look and ride over some of the climbs in the Alps and Pyrenees, with manager Vicente Belda, so they must be hoping for a solution in time, lets hope!