"I admit that I have difficulties with the diagnosis,” the 36-year-old told Het Nieuwsblad. “But last week I thought about it all and finally decided to continue racing.”
It was not necessarily a popular decision. “Many people around me said I was crazy and advised me to stop, but I didn't.”
Aerts trained again on Thursday for the first time and said “It felt good.” His biggest fear now is that he will have to miss this year's Tour de France. “I don't think my fitness will build up fast enough.”
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