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IVAN BASSO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ivan Basso: I didn’t quit racing because of cancer

The assumption, understandably perhaps, was that Ivan Basso decided to hang up his wheels after being diagnosed and then successfully treated for testicular cancer this summer. However, the former Giro d’Italia winner tells Cyclingnews, that the decision to stop was sparked by entirely different emotions. The Tinkoff-Saxo team camp in Croatia this week marked a huge juncture in...
Via Cycling News
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Basso's retirement motivated by performance, rather than cancer diagnosis

In the end, the battle with cancer wasn’t the predominant factor behind Ivan Basso’s decision to call time on his career. Naturally, his diagnosis in July and subsequent full recovery will have had some impact and helped put things in perspective, but the Italian had already sensed he was waning as an athlete and is reluctant to carry on if he can’t perform at a high level...
Via Cycling News
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ivan Basso retires from professional cycling

MILAN (AP) Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso is retiring from professional cycling after recovering from cancer. Basso, who was expected to resume his career after being cleared following treatment, said at the 2016 Giro route presentation on Monday that he would instead take a managerial role within his Tinkoff-Saxo team. ''Every athlete knows that his light will not shine...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso cleared after cancer scare

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso has been cleared following cancer treatment and will return to road cycling next month in Japan. Basso was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the Tour de France in July. He crashed during the fifth stage, and tests in the Tour's medical tent first raise concerns. More extensive tests revealed the tumor, and Basso promptly...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Basso back on the bike after testicular cancer

Ivan Basso has ridden his bike for the first time since undergoing surgery for testicular cancer but has said that he has still to decide if he will return to racing as a professional with Tinkoff-Saxo. Basso was diagnosed with testicular cancer during the Tour de France as an indirect result of a minor crash on stage 5 to Amiens, in which he injured his left testicle. When the...
Via Cycling News
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Basso focussed on recovery after successful testicular cancer surgery

Ivan Basso was released from the Hospital San Raffaele in Milan on Thursday and has returned home to his family following the successful surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from his left testicle. “I’m good, I’m happy, I have recovered quickly and I’m happy to go back home,” Basso said during an interview published in Gazzetta dello Sport. “I will do a series of check...
Via Cycling News
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Basso's withdrawal with tumor hits Contador's hopes at Tour

PAU, France (AP) Stunning the Tour de France on its first rest day, doctors diagnosed a tumor in the left testicle of two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso on Monday, forcing him out of the showcase race. His former rival Lance Armstrong, who survived testicular cancer that spread to his lungs and brain, immediately tweeted his support. At age 37, Basso wasn't a contender to...
Via AP on Fox
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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