'Come and test me': Victor Campenaerts asks for lockdown doping test as cheating fears rise

The Belgian rider asked for authorities to test him so he could be vocal about the fact checks are still going on in order to dissuade cheats

Victor Campenaerts (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Hour Record holder Victor Campenaerts has requested for doping authorities to test him during lockdown in order to show his fellow pros that anti-doping are still working to catch any riders using prohibited substances.

"I asked if it was possible to come and test me," Campenaerts told Het Nieuwsblad. "I would then be vocal about that test to show there are still checks during the lockdown."

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