Team Sky's Vasil Kiryienka sidelined from racing due to heart anomaly

The Belarusian will not race while the team investigates an anomaly picked up in a routine heart screening

Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus) on the podium after winning the Mens TT at the 2015 UCI World Championships (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Vasil Kiryienka, who helped power Chris Froome to his Giro d'Italia and Tour de France titles, is stopping racing due to heart problems.

The 37-year-old has not raced yet in 2019 and decided not to until he is 100 per cent. His last race was the 2018 World Championships, where in 2015 he won the time trial world title.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.