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Peter Sagan operated on his heart for a second time, what is his state of health ?

At 35, Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan will undergo a second heart operation in two months. 4 months before the Games, he still hopes to be able to participate in the Games. the mountain bike test.

Triple world champion on the road, the Slovakian Peter Sagan announced; At the end of last year he retired from road cycling, to concentrate on what will perhaps be the last great challenge of his career. era: the Paris Olympic Games in the summer next, by mountain bike. However, the road seems increasingly difficult for the seven-time winner of the green jersey of the Tour de France. Already operated on of the heart last February after a tachycardia, the Slovak announced Sunday March 17 on his Instagram account a second operation é come next week. "While I was training on the rocky trails & Marseille, my heart suffered some shocks. Nothing &agrav; fear, you could say my heart needs a pit stop. I'm going to have surgery next week and thanks to my friend, sports cardiologist Dr. Roberto Corsetti, I am sure that I will be back in the saddle very soon."

At 34, Peter Sagan hopes to return to the highest level with his youthful love. European champion and world mountain bike champion as a junior, he only took the turn towards the road late in his career. Already at the Rio Games in 2016 he participatedé &agrav; the mountain bike event. He had then finished 35th, leadé by several punctures.

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This second operation for Sagan could compromise this objective of a medal in July. Paris. While the Slovakian had resumed training at the beginning of March and was preparing for the first round of the French MTB Cup, Marseille, this new operation could delay its start at the mountain bike world cup, which begins on April 12 in Brazil. This first step is nevertheless important for Peter Sagan, who has not yet validated his decision. his qualifying ticket for the Games event.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116