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by Mark Zalewski
December 20, 2016
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Brailsford finally discloses nature of 2011 Sky mystery package for Wiggins, yet questions linger; Zwift Academy rider Leah Thorvilson wins Canyon-SRAM contract; Elite racer turned orthopedic surgeon to conduct extensive concussion and injury study among pro, amateur cyclists; Vansummeren on life after racing; Funvic Soul Cycles-Carrefour team suspended for multiple doping positives; MPCC sponsors call for additional commitment to fighting other kinds of cheating; American Owen to skip cyclocross to focus on road; Young Aussie champion Alex Morgan steps away from cycling; Team Sky dines on Norwegian salmon prize at camp; Backlash over New Zealand brewery’s ad promotion with Lance Armstrong; British track sprinter Williamson to return after serious crash; Documentary: ‘From the South UP.’
The Movement for a Credible Cycling (MPCC) College of Sponsors met in Paris earlier this month to ask the MPCC to consider new forms of commitment in the areas of financial and technological fraud, moving beyond addressing the pharmacological kinds of cheating. The group consists of major team sponsors, some that have been involved in cycling sponsorship for more than 20 years.
“During this meeting, the sponsor members stated the credibility of cycling not only depends on such topics as rider’s health or fight against doping anymore,” a statement said.
“As members of the MPCC, the companies investing in our sport call on their alter egos (sponsors, race organizers) to join the movement. The call is also addressed to the bicycle industry which needs to be highly credible to face technological fraud suspicions.”
The group criticised the UCI for not including the MPCC in the recent discussions about reforming professional cycling, and that the reforms are still being discussed with the new season set to begin in only a few weeks.
“That’s why the sponsor members wanted to thank the movement. They see the MPCC as the only professional cycling stakeholder that is actually willing to fully involve them and take their wishes and expectations about the future of cycling into consideration.”
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