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 Associated Press
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...
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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

News shorts: Basso to ride again, Etixx-QuickStep to Eneco Tour

Basso set to return to the bike Just over a month after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer Ivan Basso will be able to ride his bike once again. The Italian is due to hold a press conference on August 17 in Livigno, after which he’ll complete a short ride, according to the Aquagrande Livigno Sports Centre where the press conference is due to take place. Basso was diagnosed...
Via Cycling News
August 08, 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 Associated Press
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ivan Basso diagnosed with testicular cancer

Ivan Basso has left the Tour de France after revealing that he has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. The announcement came during his Tinkoff-Saxo team’s rest day press conference in Pau on Monday afternoon. Basso explained that the diagnosis came about as an indirect result of a minor crash on stage 5 to Amiens, in which he injured his left testicle. When the pain persisted...
Via Cycling News
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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