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Vansummeren is the second rider this season to be forced into retirement due to heart problems. Michael Rogers also stepped away from the sport after being diagnosed at the start of the season. In recent seasons, Nick Nuyens, Robert Gesink, Klaas Lodewyck, Olivier Kaisen and Niels Albert have all suffered with heart problems. While Gesink was able to return to racing, others were forced to leave the sport.Or the question of accrual physiological assessments and physiological stress application. Physiological guided training means that I take care on a daily base on who is today's most likely limiter and who may be the most aggressive compensator. I used the example already many times but here again. You can have a respiration limitation and a perfect working heart. After years of compensating for the weak respiration we may have suddenly a heart client treating his heart, when in fact it started out with a respiratory limiter which never was addressed. I have currently 3 clients with right ventricular heart problems and going back in their history they all started out many years back with a respiratory problem. So we actually work on the respiration so the heart is getting more relieve. This is why we like to know what we stress today what we stressed yesterday , what recovered to day and what still needs some recovery time. Therefor physiological zoning is an interesting option versus performance driven zoning as the physiology will decide who has to work , versus where in performance driven intensities we have no real choice and who ever may be able to help to push the required wattage will try to do this.