Italian cyclist Sonny Colbrelli suffered an illness, probably a heart attack from the first rumors, immediately after crossing the finish line, at the Tour of Catalogna, in Spain. A professional since 2011, Colbrelli, 31, last year experienced a season to be framed, a stage of the Giro del Dauphiné in June, victories in the Italian championship and then in the European one.
Until the most beautiful of his 34 victories, Paris-Roubaix. The Tour of Catalonia was the occasion of the return for Colbrelli, who had stopped a bronchitis at the Paris-Nice before the start of the second stage. The winner of the Paris-Roubaix of 2021 had then forfeited the Milan-Sanremo, the first great classic of the season won on Saturday by his teammate, the Slovenian Matej Mohoric.
Sonny was immediately rescued by an ambulance team following the race: according to what was reported by the Spanish media, the doctors gave him heart massage. In recent weeks, a bronchitis had stopped Colbrelli at the Paris-Nice, while the runner had not taken to the Milan-Sanremo for similar problems.
On Twitter, the Italian cyclist's team wrote: "At the end of the first stage of the Tour of Catalonia. Sonny Colbrelli fell ill and fainted. Immediately rescued, he was transported by ambulance and in stable conditions to the university hospital of Girona for further investigation."
Team Bahrain-Victorius also said: "After being admitted to the Hospital Universitari de Girona Dr. Josep Trueta, Sonny Colbrelli was conscious and felt good. He has been in contact with family and friends ever since. Today the cyclist will undergo further tests to find the cause of yesterday's accident.
All the cardiac tests carried out last night showed no signs of concern." The organizers of the event instead wrote: "Colbrelli lost consciousness and had convulsions, which led to cardiorespiratory arrest. The runner was immediately assisted by paramedics who performed a cardiac massage and with the use of defibrillator they managed to reverse the situation.
The cyclist then stabilized and was taken by ambulance to the hospital."
Ukrainian national cycling coach was killed during the war
The Ukrainian city of Mariupol is starting the evacuation of civilians. This was announced by the mayor after the Russian announcement of the truce in the port city to allow humanitarian corridors.
According to Ukrainian media, Russian forces opened fire on a car in which civilians were traveling in the Bucha district, near Kiev, killing two people, including a 17-year-old girl. The Kiev Independent writes, according to which four other people were injured.
British Defense Ministry in London, citing intelligence sources said: "The forces of Moscow are likely advancing towards the southern port city of Mykolaiv, there is a possibility that these forces will try to circumvent the city to prioritize the advance towards Odessa.
. The cities of Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Mariupol, Sumy, are all surrounded by Russian forces. " In a message on Telegram, the mayor of Mariupol, Vadim Boitchenko, said that the city is undergoing a ruthless siege and constant bombing.
And he called for the creation of humanitarian corridors. "We are looking for solutions to humanitarian problems and all possible ways to get Mariupol out of the blockade," he wrote. According to a new State Department warning, American citizens must leave Russia immediately, and not travel to Russia due to Russia's unprovoked and unwarranted attack on Ukraine.
The notice points out that the US embassy in Moscow has a limited capacity to assist American citizens in Russia. Citizens must organize themselves to leave Russia and seek assistance from American authorities in other countries if they need it.
Furthermore, there is the possibility in Russia that foreigners are harassed, including through regulations directed specifically against foreigners. According to reports from the English newspaper Cyclingweekly, Alexander Kulyk, technician of the Ukrainian national cycling team and father of the former national champion Andriy Kulyk, was allegedly killed in an ambush by the Russian army, which is advancing to conquer the major cities of the country and its nuclear power plants, putting the entire West on alert.
As reported by Sky Sport Italy Kulyk was participating in an operation to evacuate people from some dangerous places in Kiev when he was the victim of a Russian attack. President of the Ukrainian cycling federation Andriy Grivko said to Cyclingweekly: "Yesterday was a tragic day for us in Kiev.
One of our coaches, Alexander Kulyk, was killed in an attack. He was involved in a military operation to help people to get out of dangerous places. He was a longtime coach with the federation and was almost 65 years old. He had previously been a coach with the Soviet Union and had worked with the Russian system. "