Road cycling The world champion with coronary heart disease ingeniously tested the recovery of the lost sense of taste and smell: used mustard and alcohol

For the Italian for the road cyclist Filippo Gannalle the season ended was very successful. The big driver of the British team Ineos Grenadiers won, among other things, the world time trial championship as well as four stages in the Italian lap race. Three of them were time trials.

Gannan, 24, was supposed to attend the European Cycling Championships at the end of the season, but he had to miss them after getting a coronavirus infection.

Vice versa like many other top athletes, Ganna has not survived coronary heart disease with mild symptoms.

He has contracted the disease at home with his parents and sister, who have also fallen ill. Ganna’s father competed as a paddler at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

“I had a 39 degree fever for three days and it didn’t stop even though I took paracetamol three times a day. My bones ached, and had all the classic flu symptoms. For a week, the sense of taste and smell was gone, ”Ganna told the Italian cycling magazine Tuttobic, which is referenced by Cycling News.

Ganna used an inventive method to test the return of taste and smell sensations.

“I tested the taste with mustard and the smell of alcohol. Now I have begun to taste the honey, the taste of coffee but I do not know, “said Ganna on Thursday published an interview.


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