Giro: 22 teams under the microscope

In an infography, we have represented the 2018 Giro d'Italia peloton, distinguishing MPCC member teams and non-member teams. Amongst member teams, no rider have ever been suspended. Within non-members, 1 already have and 1 is involved in an ongoing procedure!

 

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 2018 Giro d'Italia, 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. There are 10 MPCC members on this year's Giro d'Italia, representing 45% of the peloton.

 

Among the 176 riders who have started the race, one of them was suspended for doping in the past. He took part in the Giro d'Italia wearing the colors of a non-MPCC team. An other rider has not been prevented from starting the race in spite of being involved in an ongoing procedure.

  

 

2018 Giro d'Italia Infography

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