Monday, 24 April 2017

Press Release of 24 April 2017

For the fourth year in a raw, the Board of the MPCC strongly reiterates its call to the international bodies to ban the use of corticoids or tramadol in competition - but is glad to see that the movement is no longer on his own in such recommandations.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The TUEs debate

TUEs have been subject to debate over the last few months. This process governed by the WADA rules authorises an injured or sick athlete to use a banned medication under certain conditions. These practices can easily be abused. Cycling has been involved in many arguments on this matter but also other sports, especially rugby.

The team members of the MPCC have submitted 27 riders to a cortisol level test on Paris-Roubaix. All the riders have been allowed to start.

The team members of the MPCC have submitted 33 riders to a cortisol level test on Paris-Nice. All the riders have been allowed to start.

The Tour de France stands out as a supporter of the work of the MPCC. Its Director Christian Prudhomme has defended the philosophy of the movement several times. While ASO's race Paris-Nice is starting, he answers our questions.

The MPCC now includes 19 Pro Continental teams out of a total of 22: the Irish team Aqua Blue Sport, created this year, has sent a formal membership request to the movement.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The tramadol debate

The MPCC has been militating for tramadol in-competition ban over several years. Let's shed light on the problems raised by this medication.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Should corticoids use be forbidden?

The corticoids' subject has always been key to the MPCC. 10 years after its inception, the movement continues to fight for changing perceptions on that topic.

Doctor Philippe Rolland, physician of the FDJ-Nouvelle Aquitaine-Futuroscope team, explains to the MPCC why women's team can't follow the exact same rules than men's teams.

The first ever professional Israeli cycling team, Cycling Academy Team, has requested its MPCC membership. The adhesion will be submitted to the Board by the end of the month.