Tour de France : 22 TEAMS UNDER THE RADAR

In an infography, we have represented the 2017 Tour de France peloton, distinguishing member teams and non-member teams of MPCC. Amongst member teams, no riders have ever been suspended. Within non-members, 4 already have!

 

In the event of every grand tour race or big championships, the Mouvement Pour un Cyclisme Crédible (MPCC) highlights how many riders are part of the movement but also how many riders have been suspended for doping in the past.

 

The spirit of the MPCC is to regroup teams which on a voluntary basis define stricter rules than international organizations. Amongst those, this one: « Don’t hire riders involved in doping cases and banned for more than 6 months, except no-shows, in the two years following the suspension. »

 

On the 2017 Tour de France, MPCC members chose not to pick any riders previously suspended for doping. This choice matches the philosophy of the movement, thus fostering cycling's credibility. Like last year, there were 11 MPCC members on this year's Tour de France, representing half of the peloton.

 

Among the 198 riders who have started the race, four of them were suspended for doping in the past. They all took part in the Tour de France wearing the colors of non-MPCC members. Though, this figure is a sort of an improvement : last year, there were six of them !

  

 

2017 Tour de France Infography

> See the Infography : 2016 Tour de France - 2017 Giro d'Italia <

 

 Infographie du Tour de France 2017