MPCC asks riders to stop outside training and stay home
Mar 19 2020 10:26 pm CET

MPCC asks riders to stop outside training and stay home
MPCC asks riders to stop outside training and stay home
Photo by ASO/Thomas MAHEUX

The Mouvement Pour un Cyclisme Credible (MPCC-Movement for a Credible Cycling) has issued a statement where it supports all the strict health measures and asks its members to stay home.

The union has team members like AG2R La Mondiale, NTT Pro Cycling, Groupama-FDJ, EF Pro Cycling, Team Sunweb, Lotto Soudal, Caja Rural and Cofidis among many others, seven women teams and more than 300 individual riders. The MPCC is asking all its members to comply with all the health measures to slow down the propagation of the Covid-19 virus.

"If some of you wonder whether they can go out to train, the answer is no!" said the doctor of the movement Pierre Lebreton to the members of the union. "Not going out is the answer to two potential issues: contaminating the others, and having an accident that would overcrowd the hospitals even more."

"During the following weeks, we are convinced that our 861 members, including 380 professional athletes, males and females, will support this behaviour, whatever the consequences on their professional activity and on their mid-term and long-term sporting goals," added the statement. "Before anything else, cyclists are global citizens. Solidarity is a crucial value that sport must encourage, especially in these circumstances."





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