MPCC

Movement for a Credible Cycling

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MPCC Overview

Our association’s purpose:

fighting for the credibility of cycling

The Movement for a Credible Cycling (MPCC) is an association aiming at defending clean cycling. Transparency, responsibility and our members’ engagement are the pillars of our identity. MPCC is also a whistleblower on corticosteroids, tramadol, stilnox and mechanical doping.

Our movement has been part of

the peloton for the last 13 years

MPCC started on 24th July 2007 by 7 professional teams: AG2R Prévoyance, Agritubel, Bouygues Telecom, Cofidis, Crédit Agricole, Française des Jeux et Gerolsteiner. The official creation of the association occurs on 28th September 2007. The objective of the MPCC at the very beginning was to protest against the non-application of a decision regarding the ethical chart of the AIGCP (International Association of Professional Cycling Groups), whereas this decision was unanimously approved. The association’s president, Roger Legeay, has been here since its creation. Back then, Roger was the manager of team Crédit Agricole. Since 2007, teams can join MPCC. Since 2018, riders, staff members and organizers can become members of the movement as well.

Our strength: everything is based

on a voluntary basis

Our movement does not force anybody to join and wants its members to commit on a voluntary basis. Any member commits to a number of fundamental rules of the MPCC and is free to leave the association at any time. The Board reserves the right to expel a member should he not respect its rules.

To sum it up:

MPCC is a philosophy

L’adhésion au MPCC est un acte qui ne s’arrête pas dans le temps. Le nouveau membre reste adhérent jusqu’au jour où il décide de le quitter. Cette adhésion “à vie” est justifiée par la base du volontariat. Si le nouveau membre décide de nous rejoindre, c’est que ses idées et sa philosophie du cyclisme correspondent à celles du MPCC. De nombreux organisateurs d’épreuves adhèrent à la philosophie du MPCC à l’image de la Société du Tour de France, qui invite sur ses épreuves du circuit World Tour uniquement des équipes membres du mouvement (Les 19 équipes World Tour étant inscrites d’office).

Key figures :

UCI WORLD TEAMS IN 2020
9 MPCC's memberson 19 teams
UCI PRO TEAMS IN 2020
17 MPCC's memberson 19 teams
UCI CONTINENTAL TEAMS IN 2020
10 MPCC's memberson 150 teams
UCI WOMEN'S TEAMS IN 2020
6 MPCC's memberson 52 teams
9
Organizations
8
Sponsors
6
Federations
5
Agents
Since 2018,MPCC allows riders and staff membersto join the movement
More than
420
Riders
More than
285
Staff members

Fundamental Rules:

1.

Provisionally suspend, since the communication of the first sample, a rider who tested positive

2.

Can’t hire, until two years, a rider tested positive and suspended more than six months (except whereabouts)

3.

Legal actions may be taken against riders, in the event of a positive test, for damaging the team’s image

4.

Intra-articular corticosteroid injections have to be validated by the team doctor, who will prescribe eight days off-race

5.

In the event of collapsing cortisol levels, eight rest days are to be prescribed (waiting for normal blood tests results)

6.

Les équipes doivent informer le MPCC dès la connaissance d’un contrôle positif d’échantillon A

7.

Team introspection in the event of several positive tests in the past 12 months

8.

Team managers have to give explanations at the next MPCC meeting for any positive test, abnormal blood test or various problems

9.

Any staff member involved in a doping case (based on proven facts) is to be called before MPCC Management Board

10.

The technological fraud is considered by the team members as a positive test. It implies the same consequences.

Le bureau :

MPCC OFFICE:

President
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Roger Legeay
Vice-President
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Iwan SpekenbrinkSunweb
Treasurer
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Sébastien HinaultArkéa-Samsic
Assistant Treasurer
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Marc SergeantLotto-Soudal
Secretary
Philippe SenmartinTotal-Direct Energie
Assistant Secretary
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Franck TrajberCofidis
Physician
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Dr Pierre Lebreton
Member
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Christophe BrandtWallonie-Bruxelles
Member
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Gianni SavioAndroni Giocattoli-Sidermec
Member
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Vincent LavenuAG2R La Mondiale

SPONSORS REPRESENTATIVES:

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Marc FrederixLotto
Carlos Da CruzFDJ

REPRESENTATIVES FOR TEAM PHYSICIANS:

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Dr Philippe Rolland
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Dr Hubert Long