This meeting was an opportunity for the MPCC to take stock at the beginning of the season, on its internal regulations and proposals for actions to be undertaken in 2011.

Following the recent doping scandals UNPARDONABLE that cycling has seen lately, including recurrence of severe Riccardo Ricco, the MPCC staff members:

– Request to systematically increase the penalties for rule infractions anti-doping, including 4 years to bring to the length of suspension for doping products found in « heavy » (taking EPO, hormones growth, transfusions, etc.).

– Propose to apply to the UCI, as part of the evaluation of sports teams, a penalty points for teams that experienced during the year one or more cases of positive riders in their squad, and that these runners do not mark more points for 2 years if you are employed after their suspension.

– Welcome and support the steps initiated by the UCI on limiting the use of injections under the care of athletes and coaching in the use of steroids (resting rider who received systematic infiltration).

As such, members of the MPCC consecutively to point out that many international medical publications showing a stimulating effect and dangerous to health of taking corticosteroids (cortisol in case of collapse), they were precursors to the subject, using place within their respective teams for 4 years already a verification protocol of cortisol of their riders during competition, with up to 8 days of rest for all injections of corticosteroids.

To date, are members of the MPCC, the following teams:

– AG2R La Mondiale