Two cyclists required medical assistance on Mont Ventoux yesterday after suffering heart attacks within a few hours of each other, according to a report in Le Dauphine.

The first cyclist took ill at around 10.00am a few hundred metres from Chalet Reynard. Luckily enough, there was a doctor nearby who was able to come to the aid of the 40 year-old. He was able to use a defibrillator to help resuscitate the man.

At around 2.00pm, another rider suffered a hear attack, this time at the top of Mont Ventoux. A fireman who was on holiday was able to come to the aid of the 60 year-old man, and used another defibrillator which is kept at the observatory at the top of the mountain.

Both cyclists were subsequently airlifted to hospital in Avignon.



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