'Doping is still really bad today': Former Belgian champion reveals own blood doping past in gritty autobiographical film

Kenneth Mercken was on his way to becoming a pro rider, and was prepared to do and take anything to help him achieve that goal

The Racer (Kenneth Mercken)

"Cycling is in your blood. It's passed on from father to son. And if it's in you, you can fight it all you want, you can't escape it.

"But if there's one thing I've learned from my dad, it's fighting. Fighting against everything and everyone. Especially against yourself."

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