Identifying cases of doping is not an easy task and is subject to discretion if required by their respective international federations, some do not advertise doping cases in their discipline. Cycling, in contrast, reveals each positive test. Federations are required to report the information to the World Anti-Doping Agency for an annual report, but is made during the month of June. Our numbers are therefore based on proven cases in 2014, according to official communications federations and anti-doping agencies, etc..

The result is: already 28 professional baseball players tested positive in 2014. The gap with the second most affected sport, athletics (10 cases), is considerable.. Cycling is far behind with five cases revealed this year to the 31st of May, after Wrestling and tied with Nordic skiing, sports where the number of urine and blood tests, in or out of competition, is more than four times less numerous according to the numbers of WADA.

No rider in First Division

Of the five cases of proven doping affairs in cycling in 2014, none mentions the World Tour, one involves a member of a Pro Continental team, and all the others refer to the third division. This means that athletes caught by the patrol this year have never participated in a major event in our calendar.


MPCC counting includes :


– Road cycling: three cases identified for this most mediatised discipline.
– Track-cycling : one case.
– Mountain-Bike : one case.


Two cases revealed in cycling concerned a member of MPCC team. Each time the MPCC regulations were followed to the letter, suspension and dismissal.