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They can’t Breathe: Cyclists at Tour De France Are Out of Breath in alarming numbers

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Why are young, healthy athletes suffering from maladies worldwide, some even resulting in death? It is a very touchy subject that no one wants to talk about, evading it at all costs, even though there is a 1,000-pound elephant in every one of these situations.
World renowned cyclist, 26-year-old Victor Lafay, retired from the Tour De France after suffering what is being referred to as a “mysterious illness” after he wasn’t able to breathe, and retired from the thirteenth stage, arriving in the last position when he then proceeded to quit the tour. What is going on?

Speaking with an interviewer after he quit the tour, Lafay said he could no longer keep up with the other cyclists. When asked whether or not he was sick, he said, “Yes, I am sick. I’m not the only one in the pack. At the start, I spoke to Castro (Jonathan Castroviejo, ed.), who told me he was not feeling well. He came to me and asked me, ‘Are you sick? Are you not able to breathe, either?’, and I said, ‘No,’ and he told me, ‘Me too,’ and I’ve been feeling like this since stage 6. I’m having a tough time breathing. I feel like I don’t have enough oxygen, pain everywhere, legs, etc., no strength, and it’s only getting worse after each stage,” said the rider.

With Covid numbers mysteriously rising worldwide, Lafay was asked if his symptoms could indicate the virus. He responded,

“All the Covid tests came negative. There are tons of people in the peloton who are all feeling the same; they’re all negative as well. So maybe it could be something else! I don’t know; I’m not a doctor, I don’t know anything, but many of us have the same symptoms and are struggling on our bikes,” said Lafay.

The cyclist said that this was a “strange” Tour de France.

Nearly all French professional athletes have received the shot, and most of the elite cycling teams in this year’s Tour de France, have an almost 100% vaccination rate. So, they couldn’t possibly have Covid, right? 

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There were 1024 collapses and about 780 deaths in young, healthy football players worldwide in 2021, compared to 29 cases of sudden deaths in athletes worldwide in 2021. This is quite a significant and alarming difference.

 These deaths are no longer “mysterious” or a strange coincidence. We know precisely what is causing this.

At the Miami Open earlier this spring, 15 tennis players collapsed and retired from the tournament as the fans in the stands watched it all happen.


A 27-year-old resident doctor at McMaster Children’s Hospital, Dr. Candace Nayman, collapsed while competing in a Canadian Triathlon. She is the fifth Toronto doctor to die within a month. Toronto physicians Dr. Jakub Sawicki, Dr. Stephen McKenzie, and Dr. Lorne Segall died last week within days of Olympian, 50-year-old Dr. Paul Hannam, who died during a run. Manufacturers of these shots continue to deny that their products are responsible for these deaths, yet the count keeps rising weekly. Have you noticed the number of young actors and actresses also dying weekly?
It is time to wake up and realize that this is happening worldwide. And it isn’t a mysterious coincidence.