CPA wants more than just racers to clean up cycling

The Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) called for managers, team directors, doctors, team...

The Association of Professional Cyclists (CPA) called for managers, team directors, doctors, team staff, and organizers to step up and join riders in taking responsibility for cleaning up the sport of cycling.

In a statement released Thursday, the CPA said, "In their concern for equality and transparency, the professional riders ask the UCI, with the greatest firmness, that a commitment, as rigorous as the one they have signed, is drawn up and presented, for signature, to the managers, team directors, doctors, staff of the teams and organizers.

"It is neither conceivable nor acceptable that the rules, for the practice of a clean cycling, are applied to the riders only," continued the statement. "In order to clean up cycling and put an end to the surrounding hypocrisy, all people working, closely or more distantly in our environment, must assume responsibility, whatever his or her rule and his role in the sport."

"The commitment signed by the riders will only truly count when all involved in professional cycling commit themselves too." The CPA believes such a commitment will help competition recovery a credibility "essential for the public, the sponsors and the media."

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