Disqualified winner of both Tours of Turkey 2012 and 2013, following positive EPO tests of Ivailo Gabrovskiy and Mustafa Sayar, the team Torku-Sekerspor welcomes in 2015 a very new manager, French Lionel Marie. “My first job consists in developing a strong antidoping policy. To do so, it seemed essential to me that the team should join MPCC”, he explains. So the Turkish continental team applied to be part of the movement: the request was accepted by the board but on probation in order to allow Torku-Sekerspor to demonstrate they can be full member.


Lionel Marie describes the motivations of Torku-Sekerspor: “After two EPO cases on two Tours of Turkey, the team has complied with ADAMS system requirements. There is a clear need to turn the page and this is my number one priority, and that’s why the sponsor wanted to hire me. You all know my convictions regarding antidoping.”