The 2016 World Tour bunch includes 7 MPCC teams: AG2R La Mondiale, Cannondale, Dimension Data, FDJ, Giant-Alpecin, IAM and Lotto-Soudal. Both Astana, Lampre-Merida, Orica-Greenedge, Katusha and LottoNL-Jumbo have been members in the past ; some of those chose to leave, while others have been excluded. 6 teams – BMC, Etixx-Quick Step, Movistar, Sky, Tinkoff and Trek-Segafredo – never considered to join the MPCC.


Former twice winner of Paris-Roubaix and Equipe FDJ’s team manager since its creation in 1997 Marc Madiot doesn’t understand why those teams don’t want to join MPCC: « He who can do more can do less! » He calls on big races organizers to get more involved towards cycling credibility and « to put an even bigger pressure on these unaffiliated teams. » He also urges the media to bring into light that some teams are not members of the MPCC yet.



However Marc Madiot agrees that the MPCC regulation can make team members deal with complex situations. For instance in the case of a low cortisol level on the eve of a grand tour race. But he insists the main principle of the MPCC is the « action on free will », so the team members must honour their commitments. « Their credibility is at stake, not the one of the staying teams. »


To Marc Madiot, the purpose of the MPCC ought to avoid teams remaining out of the movement. It should also work towards having MPCC regulation’s outlines adopted by international bodies.