Europcar reprimanded over actions surrounding Pierre Rolland's cortisol levels

Pierre Rolland wins, Tour de France 2012, stage 11

The Movement for a Credible Cycling (MPCC) reprimanded team Europcar yesterday over its actions surrounding Pierre Rolland's abnormal cortisol levels during the Critérium du Dauphiné.

"The strict application of our rules of procedure, on a voluntary basis, is required by all our members," read a press release. "The team should not have permitted Pierre Rolland to ride as an outcome of the analysis results."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.