Cañada out of Vuelta due to heart problems

By Hernan Alvarez Macias in Alcobendas

David Cañada (Saunier Duval) had to quit the Vuelta a España at kilometre 53 of today's stage 19. The Spanish rider suffered an indisposition due to an elevation of his heart rate (tachychardia). This caused the cyclist to be sent to a nearby hospital in Madrid by the race doctors, where he has to stay until tomorrow. Spain’s TVE talked with Saunier Duval team director Josean "Matxin" Fernandez who said that "Cañada had more than 230 heartbeats per minute for some minutes and we were scared."

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