By Monika Prell
Jaime Lissavetzky, the Spanish State Secretary for Sports, is "afraid" about the high hematocrit level detected in a junior cycling race in Santander (Cantabria) that was competed this weekend. According to AS, 55 riders between 16 and 18 years were tested. Ten of them had a hematocrit level of between 48% and 50%. Normally boys of this age don't pass a maximum of 46%.
One of the riders was declared unfit to start; his level was at 51%.
Lissavetzky confined himself to say that in the ministry of Sports exists "a high level of anxiety for the health of the sportsmen and for this reason, a law was enacted in order to protect them and to act against doping."