Like every year in July, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released its report identifying doping controls carried out by the various international sports federations. Cycling is the third sport in the number of tests performed, but it is one that has cracked down the most for one year and leads the way on the blood testing and screening of EPO.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Doping figures to 31st of July

For the second time this year, MPCC unveils the figures identifying the cases revealed in 2014, to better situate cycling compared to other disciplines. Cycling is behind baseball, athletics and weightlifting with only ten cases this year. Less than a quarter of leader's figures. 

About transparency in the fight against doping, “everyone can do better” according to David Howman. To the Director General of WADA, the current results, that MPCC will offer a summary next week, are encouraging. Interview.

On a volunteer basis, more than 50 riders of the Tour de France have been tests for cortisol by MPCC, this Saturday, July 19. No medical contraindication has been made.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Must a sponsor dictate its law?

After having raised the issue of the credibility of a performance medicine a few weeks ago, MPCC now raise the issue of the sponsor's role in the policy to be set up in the fight against doping within a cycling team. Several speakers participated in the debate: AG2R La Mondiale's manager Vincent Lavenu, Cofidis' manager Yvon Sanquer, MPCC's chairman Roger Legeay and Marc Frederix, marketing director of Lotto. 

The French Secretariat of State for Sport met the President and the doctor of MPCC following the requests by the movement earlier this year. Mister Thierry Braillard is committed to start thinking about adapting the rules of occupational medicine, particularly about corticosteroids. 

The debate raised by the TUE granted to Chris Froome in the Tour of Romandie has been the center of discussions for several days.When questioned by Cyclingnews concerning the topic, the Giant-Shimano team’s doctor Anko Boelens took the opportunity to highlight the requirements of the MPCC regulation on the use of corticosteroids.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Doping figures to 31st of May

Contrary to popular belief, cycling is not the most affected sport by doping. MPCC fights to improve the credibility of the sport and this requires an awareness of the real trends. From now, every month, we will unveil the figures identifying the cases revealed in 2014, to better situate cycling compared to other disciplines.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

06/17 Press release

The MPCC board met on Monday, the 9th of June, alongside the Critérium du Dauphiné. There are still more members in the movement, which continue to work to raise awareness about dangerous practices and to intensify its actions of cortisol sampling in competition. Here is the summary.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Dutch federation joins MPCC !

Royal Dutch Cycling Federation (KNWU) has been accepted as new member of MPCC. It's the 9th federation to join the movement.