There are more and more leading cycling countries to see their association joining MPCC. Five out of the 10 first nations in the 2015 World Tour ranking are now part of MPCC after the announcement made on November 3 of BDR’s membership (Bund Deutscher Radfahrer).


The BDR’s decision falls within a particular context as the Secretary General Martin Wolf points out: « A large number of German high-level riders such as Marcel Kittel, John Degenkolb or Tony Martin have openly committed to support the fight against doping. Some renowned German teams such as Giant-Alpecin, Bora-Argon 18 and Stötling (which merges with Cult Energy in 2016) are already members of MPCC. »


Martin Wolf : « To apply the principles of MPCC into the national team »


« German medias, especially the first channel ARD, have started again to report on the Tour de France this year, with particular consideration for the fight against doping, he continues. Our national association wishes to be exemplary in antidoping matters by joining MPCC and apply its principles into the national team. Thanks to this membership, BDR wants to increase its influence in this process in a credible and lasting manner, but also to encourage all the German teams to commit to MPCC. »


The BDR adds it « has been demanding for a long time the development and implementation of an anti-doping law in Germany. »


Roger Legeay : « An other big step for MPCC »


With this membership, there are now 9 national associations part of MPCC: France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Ireland, Israël, Morocco and Germany.


President of MPCC, Roger Legeay considers German Cycling Association’s arrival as great news : « The BDR is a very big association and its membership represents an other big step for MPCC. We can’t wait to work alongside them and are asking all the national associations to join us. »


John Degenkolb interview on anti-doping matters: