Pro Team Astana on Wednesday sent an official request to organizers at Le Mouvement Pour un Cyclisme Credible, known in english as The Movement For Credible Cycling, and commonly referred to by its french acronym MPCC.
In this official request, signed by General Manager Alexandr Vinokurov and addressed to MPCC President Roger Legeay, Pro Team Astana asks to join the organization in its efforts towards protecting and reestablishing the positive, clean image of professional cycling.
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The full text of Mr. Vinokurov’s official letter is copied below:
As stakeholders in professional cycling and in full recognition of the importance in demonstrating publicly our determination to prevent doping, Pro Team Astana formally requests to join the Mouvement Pour un Cyclisme Credible.
Damaging practices in the past have created problems for professional cycling’s future, placing the reputation, image and viability of the sport at serious risk. Neither the doping practices nor the environment that served to enable them can ever be allowed to happen again.
On the basis of trust and transparency, Pro Team Astana finds the MPCC Code of Conduct to be a credible, voluntary step towards protecting and reestablishing the positive, clean image of professional cycling.
We share the MPCC’s belief that riders, managers and sponsors in professional cycling have the obligation and capacity to say no to doping, and call on the UCI to recognize the MPCC as a viable intermediary among teams, organizers and Cycling Federations.
Alexandr Vinokurov, General Manager
Pro Team Astana