Young Astana rider forced to leave the team after being diagnosed with heart condition

The 26-year-old pro suffered a 'health incident' during a training camp in September

Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev has been dropped by Astana after being diagnosed with a heart condition (Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Astana has dropped a 26-year-old rider from their roster due to concerns over his heart health.

Kazakh pro Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev joined the WorldTour team in 2014 but his contract will not be renewed after he suffered a “health incident” during a recent training camp.

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