By requesting MPCC membership, the newly-established Groupama-FDJ continental team has decided to demonstrate its commitment for a clean sport before even starting competition. The team will be managed by Jens Blatter. The referring physician will be Jacky Maillot.


 General manager of the structure, Marc Madiot declares:


 “To us, the continental team is first and foremost a framework for learning a profession. A good cyclist must build himself on a sound basis. Young athletes have to consider as a defining moment of their career the day they call for the respect of the rules.”