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Second rider deemed "unfit" at Worlds

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Cycling News
Published:
September 08, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 20:13 BST
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MTB news & racing round-up for September 8, 2007
Marga Fullana

Marga Fullana

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Friday morning brought another round of anti-doping testing. This time the five teams of Great...

Friday morning brought another round of anti-doping testing. This time the five teams of Great Britain, Argentina, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland were the lucky ones to win the selection.

Margarita Fullana of the Spanish squad was found "unfit for racing" and will not be allowed to start in Saturday's elite women's cross country. The favorite rider's reading follows Thursday's news that Michael Weiss of the Austrian squad was declared "unfit." Fullana won bronze at the 2000 Olympics and has two World titles to her name, one from 1999 and one from 2000.

"Unfit" riders have a haematocrit level higher than 50 percent (men) and 47 percent (women) and are forbidden from competing for 15 days.

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