The Dutchman Wesley Kreder (32 years old), runner for the Cofidis team (after notably wearing the colors of the Wanty-Gobert team), suffered a heart problem at his home on the night of August 28 to 29, according to a press release from the northern team.
The runner says: “I went to bed normally on August 28 and the next day I woke up in the hospital. It was really strange to find myself there, wondering what had happened and why I had come to this. I stayed in the hospital for several days to undergo a battery of tests and recover well before returning home. Now I feel good, it's hard to think that I had a heart attack two weeks ago. I started walking outside, I continue to rest, to take care of my two children (6 and 2 years old). I still need time for my recovery to go well. But the doctors haven't said I can't get back on a bike again and I hope to be able to ride one within a week or two. On the other hand, it is too early to already talk about the future. I would like to deeply thank my loved ones, especially my partner and my in-laws, who supported me through this ordeal and the medical teams who treated me. Thank you also to the staff of the Cofidis team and to Cédric Vasseur who have always been by my side and supported me in these difficult times. Now is not the time to plan ahead but to recover well and enjoy, too. I'm so happy to be alive! »