This year they spent huge amounts for the National Games (Ibagué and Quibdó), And they also sent a rather big delegation to Toronto Panamerican Games, and they still had budget for this team.
Colombia will also host Bolivarian Games in Santa Marta in 2017 (the Central American and Caribbean Games '18 will be held in Baranquilla), also the BMX Worlds 2016 will be held in Medellín and a new track was inaugurated last weekend.
There are always one or two games every year in the olympic cycle: Nationals, Bolivarians, Southamericans, Central Americans, Panamericans and Olympics...
The country also hosts international events every year... Hence, it looks like an excuse.
Truth is, there are more people interested and vocal about this contract and the results are far from convincing.
Government want the private to invest in cycling but they haven't found a partner... They only one is Postobon and it sponsors one team (manzana) and the national team... Almost all others have national or regional institutions behind.