Lissavetzky afraid of junior high hematocrit levels

By Monika Prell Jaime Lissavetzky, the Spanish State Secretary for Sports, is "afraid" about the...

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."

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