‘It’s a joke’ – Anti-doping testers swoop Spanish amateur race, 130 riders abandon

March 7, 2024

An astonishing story has exposed the potential extent of doping on the amateur circuit in Spain, with 130 riders abandoning a race in Valencia at the weekend. The suspected reason: the presence of anti-doping authorities at the finish line.

Spanish cycling website Ciclo21 carries anonymous quotes from riders who, without naming names, have cried foul and indicated that this is a common occurrence and a blight on the local amateur scene, and perhaps beyond. GCN