Jumbo-Visma's Nathan Van Hooydonck retires from cycling due to heart problems

The Belgian left hospital on Wednesday after being involved in a car crash last week

Nathan Van Hooydonck
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Nathan Van Hooydonck has retired from professional cycling after he was fitted with an internal defibrillator to prevent any future cardiac arrhythmia.

The Jumbo-Visma rider suffered a heart problem last Tuesday which caused him to crash his car; after being put into an induced coma, the Belgian has now been able to leave hospital, but has been forced to step away from cycling.

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