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Mario Aerts could have another go in the early breakaway
Further examinations have shown heart arrhythmia harmless
Belgian rider Mario Aerts will not have to undergo heart surgery after all. The Omega Pharma-Lotto rider underwent electrophysiological testing on Wednesday, and it was shown that his cardiac disorders were no threat to his life nor the practice of top level cycling.
"His problems are caused (by) non-dangerous extrasystoles which will not take him away from sport. They are only annoying," said team doctor Jan Mathieu on the squad's official website, excluding any operation.
"Their origin is too close to the heart to take the risk of eliminating them."
Aerts can thus return to racing and prepare for the Tour de France, where he will be one of Jurgen Van Den Broeck's main helpers.