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‘How intensely must the young riders quotes?’

More research is needed

‘How intensely must the young riders quotes?’

Again died a young rider to heart failure. The 23-year-old Jimmy Duquennoy succumbed Friday night at home in Wez-Velvain.

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More research is needed

‘How intensely must the young riders quotes?’

Again died a young rider to heart failure. The 23-year-old Jimmy Duquennoy succumbed Friday night at home in Wez-Velvain.

15 Belgian hartdoden the past 20 years

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Cycling

Hans Jacobs

Brussels ‘There begins a pattern to form, ” says doctor Tom Teulingkx after the death of Jimmy Duquennoy. “We must seriously wonder how closely we are young riders train.’ Teulingkx is the head of the association for Sports and Veterinary, spokesman of the Flemish approved veterinary for athletes and a member of the medical commission of the Belgian cycling federation. With the current screening can be at 80 percent to 85 percent heart problems are detected, ” he says.

“But still slips a small percentage slip through the net. We assume that, in Belgium, annually 30 to 40 min-35-year-olds death after a sport-related cardiac arrest. Among them most of the athletes from start-stopsporten, where the heart rate often varies, such as for example basketball. But with cyclists, we will always assume that there may by heavy load on the hearts of young age, a transformation happens from the hartspierweefsel with an electrical short circuit may result.’

That scientific hard to create, ” he says, more research is needed. So runs the international research Pro@heart at different universities, to the influence of intensive sports on the heart. That study also did Michael Goolaerts, this year’s life left in Paris-Roubaix. “We should be gigantic to be careful with the taxes from young people.’

Often subtop

“Maybe we should go even further in protecting young riders’

Frederik Broché

Technical director of the Belgian Cycling

Often it is not about the absolute topwielrenners, but the level just beneath. Teulingkx: ‘Perhaps because they are less strong, perhaps because they are less level of training can handle. Should that subtop is more force, they should be in the game more work up, and their hearts become therefore more responsible for and what is the effect of exercise during illness? There is, first and foremost, more research is needed, and it is about individuals. But these are all young people who suddenly collapse, or in their bed of death.’

Frederik Broché, technical director of Belgian Cycling, will soon be working together with doctors and experts. “Maybe we should go even further in protecting young riders, if it turns out that there is evidence for it and we are so much more than the preventative measures.’

15 Belgian hartdoden the past 20 years

Jimmy Duquennoy (2018, 23 years)

Jeroen Goeleven (2018, 25 years)

Michael Goolaerts (2018, 23 years)

Bjarne Vanacker (2017, 20 years)

Daan Myngheer (2016, 22 years)

Rob Goris (2012, 30 years)

Gunther Cuylits (2012, 37 years)

Frederiek Nolf (2009, 22 years)

Stive Vermaut (2004, 28 years)

Tim Pauwels (2004, 22 years)

Johan Sermon (2004, 21)

Kenny Vanstreels (2003, 19 years)

Johan Mannaert (2002, 19 years)

Kim Van Bouwel (2001, 21 years)

Glenn Fockaert (2001, 20 years)

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