The Giro d’Italia 2022 crowned a rider from a MPCC member team, Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe). However, this should not obscure the fact that on May 6th, two riders who were suspended during their careers started the race in Budapest, riding for teams that are not members of our movement.

For the first time in five years and Team Sunweb’s final victory in the 2017 edition, a MPCC member team won the Giro d’Italia. Jai Hindley, who already finished second in 2020, won the 2022 edition wearing the colours of Bora-Hansgrohe, an MPCC member team since October 2012. The Australian is himself an individual member of our movement.

Five riders in the final top 10 are members of MPCC teams. And twelve of the 21 stages were won by a rider from one of the twelve MPCC member teams at the start of this race. Our movement congratulates them on their performance, as they show that committing to a stricter set of rules than those of the authorities, on a voluntary basis, does not prevent one from achieving the greatest results. All of this contributes to increasing the credibility of our sport.

However, it should be noted that once again, at the start of a Grand Tour, there were several riders who had been suspended during their career. In Budapest there were two such riders, all riding for teams that are not members of the MPCC. This is an opportunity to recall one of the points of the rules that the member teams of our movement pledge to respect: not signing up riders who have been involved in doping cases and who have been sanctioned for more than six months in the two years following the suspension.

Furthermore, one of the teams invited by RCS Sport for this Giro d’Italia 2022 was not a member of the MPCC, and has not applied for membership to date. In the past, our movement has been concerned by some of the precedents set by this organisation. It should be noted that the Tour de France and La Vuelta have both granted all of their invitations to MPCC member teams for their 2022 editions.