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Marty

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Reports that Nicolas Portal, Team Ineos' (ex Sky) Directeur Sportif has died of a heart attack age 40.

Very sad.
He was diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia in 2009 and had to retire young because of it. He's been a massive part of the Sky/Ineos apparatus, everybody liked and respected him in the field. Terribly sad.
 

NorfolkArgus

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He was diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia in 2009 and had to retire young because of it. He's been a massive part of the Sky/Ineos apparatus, everybody liked and respected him in the field. Terribly sad.
Had read this. I only vaguely remembered him as a rider. Rode TdF 6 times.

Can't imagine how his family are feeling now, young kids by all accounts.
 

spurslenny

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Sad indeed. RIP


In happier news, I've just spunked £170 (retail at £230) on a pair of white Sidi Ergo 5 carbon road shoes. Fucking beauts.
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This is a real pity. The Spring classics are by far my favourite races. I can sort of understand Milan - San Remo with the problems in Northern Italy. Such a pity.

 

Marty

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This is a real pity. The Spring classics are by far my favourite races. I can sort of understand Milan - San Remo with the problems in Northern Italy. Such a pity.

Ineos are withdrawing as well after Portal's death, they also gave corona as an additional reason. I can see that race being cancelled completely.

 
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