Sonny Colbrelli retires from cycling after a cardiac arrest suffered during competition

Road 30/10/22 09:10 Migue A.

Italian cyclist Sony Colbrelli will retire from cycling at the age of 32 after suffering a cardiac arrest earlier this year during a sprint in the Volta a Catalunya, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. 

Sony Colbrelli retires from cycling after cardiac arrest at the Volta a Catalunya 

In 2021 he was one of the most outstanding cyclists in the peloton and will go down in history as the winner of one of the most epic editions of Paris Roubaix. But the former European champion suffered a major setback earlier this year when he suffered a heart attack in the middle of the race.

Sonny Colbrelli, in the middle, won Paris Roubaix 2021, one of the toughest races of the last decade, ahead of Vermeersch and Van der Poel.

The first stage of the Volta a Catalunya 2022 was underway and Sonny Colbrelli entered the finish line in second place after a sprint for the victory, but when he crossed the line the Italian collapsed and had to be reanimated by the organisation's medical assistance.

He had suffered a cardiac arrest and had to have a subcutaneous defibrillator implanted. Since then he has not raced again and La Gazzetta dello Sport has reported that the Team Bahrain Victorious rider will announce his definitive retirement on 15 November.



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