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30 Dec 2016 18:18

RedheadDane wrote:Arrhythmia forces Gianni Meersman to call an early end to his career.


Sorry to hear that. A very exciting rider to watch but we all live just once so I have to admire his decision. He will be missed! :(
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30 Dec 2016 20:55

RedheadDane wrote:Arrhythmia forces Gianni Meersman to call an early end to his career.


"During a routine medical check-up, a cardiac arrhythmia and scar tissue were found in the 31-year-old Belgian rider,"

lucky they found the problem. I wonder what kind of medical checks he underwent during his WT career al least. didnt they notice if before?
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31 Dec 2016 02:44

RedheadDane wrote:Arrhythmia forces Gianni Meersman to call an early end to his career.


Very sad news, however we hope he can have a happy and healthy retirement.
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31 Dec 2016 08:16

pastronef wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:Arrhythmia forces Gianni Meersman to call an early end to his career.


"During a routine medical check-up, a cardiac arrhythmia and scar tissue were found in the 31-year-old Belgian rider,"

lucky they found the problem. I wonder what kind of medical checks he underwent during his WT career al least. didnt they notice if before?


The problems could've been developped only recently, after all cycling demands a lot from the heart.
"Fred bud, he drives five kilometres too fast for us" - Frans Verbeeck talking about Eddy Merckx in an interview with Fred De Bruyne after finishing second in the Tour of Flandres in 1974.
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31 Dec 2016 13:54

RedheadDane wrote:Arrhythmia forces Gianni Meersman to call an early end to his career.


Thats a hard blow for Fortuneo. Was really looking forward to him doing the French races.
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07 Jan 2017 00:40

Travis Meyer is retiring after tomorrow's Nationals Road Race. Talented rider who couldn't quite get it right at WT level, should have had a better career.
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07 Jan 2017 12:08

42x16ss wrote:Travis Meyer is retiring after tomorrow's Nationals Road Race. Talented rider who couldn't quite get it right at WT level, should have had a better career.

That collision with that car really ruined his career.
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09 Jan 2017 07:16

Looks like Lieuwe Westra stops due to depressions.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1tVswCWQAAOYQa.jpg:large
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12 Jan 2017 08:53

Patrick Gretsch (29yo) retires.
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