Technological cheating: MPCC Press Release

Deeply impacted and shocked by « Moteurs, ça tourne », report broadcasted by the french sports TV programme Stade 2, the MPCC adresses a number of requests to cycling players.

 

Deeply impacted and shocked by « Moteurs, ça tourne », report broadcasted by the french sports TV programme Stade 2, the MPCC (Movement for a credible cycling) :

 

- Notes that the report offers a precise demonstration and accurately denounces some acts which can be regarded as truly scandalous cheating ;

 

- Examines – in the light of the provided information - all possibilities of legal actions in order to punish the cheaters and protect cycling’s integrity ;

 

- Strongly urges official agencies as well as national and international organisations representing riders to initiate the necessary procedures in order to uncover the truth and protect the rider profession - as MPCC does ;

 

- Calls on the UCI to immediately open an internal investigation and to take the necessary action so that the fight against technological cheating will be strengthened. As such, the MPCC stresses that the contribution made by the European Cycling Union (UEC), which is member of MPCC, offers several proposals able to be established very quickly. For example, setting up in-race random testing areas with the help of thermal cameras, etc ;

 

- Requests again to have all the bikes of the riders selected for doping controls systematically tested. The MPCC also requests to step up the sanctions against teams and riders found guilty for technological cheating ;

 

- Reminds that the maintenance of cycling's credibility requires strong and drastic measures against the cheaters but also their entourage. This king of cheating cannot be seen as the action of a single person.