Italian anti-doping authorities arrive at race to test under-13s

The Italian Ministry of Health sent a doctor to collect samples from racers aged as young as seven

A sports doctor arrived at Tradate in Varese, north west of Milan, to collect anti-doping samples from young cyclists at a series of events for seven to 12-year-olds.

The top four riders in the G6 race (those born in 2004) were required to give a sample to the awaiting doctor.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.