Eddie Merckx In Hospital After Heart Scare

BRUSSELS, Aug 29, 2014 (AFP) - Cycling great Eddie Merckx has been hospitalised in Brussels after complaining about heart pains, Belgian newspapers reported on Friday. Het Laatste Nieuws and De Morgen said the 69-year-old Belgian had been suffering from hypertension and had lost consciousness last weekend. Merckx, known as "The Cannibal" in the prime of his cycling career in … [Read more...]

Kirchen Hospitalised After Another Heart Scare

WETZIKON, Switzerland, June 19, 2010 - Former Luxembourg national champion Kim Kirchen is in a stable condition after being placed in an artificial coma following a heart attack, his Katusha team said on Saturday. Kirchen, who finished seventh overall in the 2007 Tour de France, had been competing in the Tour of Switzerland when he felt unwell and was hospitalised overnight Friday in … [Read more...]