Tom Dumoulin quits MPCC, calling organisation 'hypocritical'

The Dutchman quit over decisions regarding this year's Paris-Nice as well as the use of ketones

Tom Dumoulin before the virtual Amstel Gold Race 2020 (Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Tom Dumoulin has quit the Movement For Credible Cycling (MPCC), his reasons being the organisation's decisions regarding this year's Paris-Nice as well as his use of ketones with his Jumbo-Visma team.

The Dutchman has labelled the situation surrounding Paris-Nice a "farce" and that the MPCC should have said the event shouldn't have gone ahead in light of the developing coronavirus pandemic.

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