World Tour doping at it's highest level in four years says the MPCC

2023 has seen a worrying rise in the number of anti-doping cases in elite level cycling with the MPCC noting that it's as bad as has been seen in years.

"This is the first time in four years that so many cases involving riders from the sport's elite have come to light in such a short time. In 2019 there were five cases at this level," the MPCC states in a recent press release.

In 2023 there have been fourteen total doping cases in the sport with four of those coming at World Tour level. Alex Baudin, Michel Hessmann, Robert Stannard and Miguel Angel Lopez being the riders in with anti-doping related offences against them this year.

"Pending the outcome of the proceedings, it would be hasty to draw conclusions about the World Tour based on these latest revelations," the MPCC says. "These revelations are a reminder of the soundness of the approach of our association, which is continuously committed to fairness and ethics in our sport."

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