MPCC: Fewer anti-doping tests due to coronavirus 'a great source of worry'

The entrance to the anti-doping vehicle at the Tour de France
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The MPCC – the Movement for a Credible Cycling (Mouvement pour un Cyclisme Crédible) – has expressed its concerns about the smaller number of anti-doping tests carried out in 2020 as a result of the limitations created by the coronavirus pandemic. It said that the 12 doping cases this year across all disciplines of men's and women's cycling are close to the data of the past five years with normal levels of testing – implying that instances of undetected doping may be higher than in previous years.

According to the MPCC, cycling's 12 positive doping cases – nine on the road (including two in WorldTeams), one in BMX, one in mountain biking and one on the track – were logged between January 1, 2020, and October 1, 2020.

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