AG2R LA MONDIALE, Citroën and Vincent LAVENU, General Manager of the professional cycling team, have been advocating the practice of cycling in line with ethical rules, and in particular with those of the Mouvement pour un Cyclisme Crédible (MPCC) since the organization was founded.
Vincent LAVENU, supported by his coaching team (sports managers, doctors, nutritionists, trainers, psychologists, physiotherapists), takes every possible precaution to ensure that riders complies with sporting rules based on irreproachable ethics.
The AG2R CITROËN cycling team is a founding member of the MPCC, created in July 2007.
AG2R LA MONDIALE and Citroën are also members of the MPCC as sponsors.
The MPCC's code of ethics not only complies with the International Cycling Union's Code of Conduct and the rules laid down by the World Anti-Doping Agency, but goes even further, imposing even stricter rules.
It includes :
- Withdrawal of a rider as soon as a positive test is received at an event,
- The non-engagement of a rider involved in a doping case and having been sanctioned for more than six months in the two years following the suspension.
- Legal action against any rider positive for damage to the team's image
- Actions to combat the use of harmful or doping substances such as corticosteroids: in this context, it is essential that local corticosteroid infiltrations are validated by the team doctor, who must then prescribe a minimum of eight days off work, and therefore off competition.
- Team introspection when faced with several cases of positivity or ineptitude.
- A concomitant fight against technological fraud, which is considered by the MPCC to be a positive control, with the same consequences.
- Additional, unannounced blood tests.