Heart condition stalls Faiers's season

Thomas Faiers, Footon-Servetto 2010

Tom Faiers was five kilometres into last month's fifth stage of the Tour of Austria when his heart rate increased alarmingly.

The Footon-Servetto rider knew exactly what was happening: an attack of a rare heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, which can cause episodes of rapid heart rate due to a an extra electronic circuit in the heart.

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