On Tuesday, January 15th, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)’s President Mr. David Lappartient formalized the tramadol use ban in competition starting from March 1st 2019.

Since October 2013, MPCC teams doctors committed not to prescribe tramadol to their riders. Since then, MPCC repeatedly asked the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to add this drug to the list of prohibited substances and methods.

MPCC is glad to see that, despite the lack of action from WADA, UCI took the lead on this topic and found a tangible solution to this major issue, one that concerns the whole world of high-level sport. MPCC would like to thank all of its members that have fought with the movement for more than five years to achieve this.