Jimmy Turgis forced to retire due to heart problem

Jimmy Turgis (B&B Hotels-Vital Concept) (Image credit: B&B Hotels-Vital Concept)

Jimmy Turgis (B&B Hotels-Vital Concept) has been forced to retire from cycling due to a heart defect. The Frenchman, who was due to start his seventh season as a professional, follows in the footsteps of younger brother Tanguy, who retired with the same problem in late 2018.

The 28-year-old moved to Vital Concept last season, having spent two years at Cofidis and three at Roubaix Lille Métropole beforehand. Primarily a domestique, Turgis raced the Vuelta a España in 2017, withdrawing on stage 15.

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