Ivan Basso

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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Modolo retains yellow jersey at Tour of Hainan, Zeits wins queen stage; Thomas believes a Tour de France win is ‘a lot more achievable’ after 2015 performance; Ivan Basso takes on role as Technical Coordinator for Tinkoff Team; Three year ban confirmed for Santambrogio after […]

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Ivan Basso slots into new role as Technical Coordinator for Tinkoff Team

Earlier this month he announced that he would retire as a professional rider, deciding not to race again after being forced to withdraw from the Tour de France with testicular cancer. Despite being fully recovered, the Italian said that he would instead switch to a new role with his Tinkoff-Saxo team. On Tuesday the nature […]

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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Neil van der Ploeg retains overall lead after stage 3 of the Tour of China I; Marcel Kittel inks two year contract with Ettix – Quick-Step; Ivan Basso retires from cycling, will take up new role with Tinkoff-Saxo team; Giro d’Italia route officially revealed for […]

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Basso retires from cycling, will take up new role with Tinkoff-Saxo team

He still had a year left to run on his Tinkoff-Saxo contract but, after a brush with cancer this season, Ivan Basso has taken the decision to hang up his wheels. The Italian rider announced his decision at the 2016 route presentation for the Giro d’Italia, a race he won in 2006 and again in […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vasil Kiryienka takes surprise win in Road World Championships ITT; Basso given another all clear after bout with testicular cancer, no further treatment needed; Matthews – I have the form to win Worlds; Rohan Dennis on dealing with anger and frustration; Bora–Argon 18 signs Lukas […]

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Basso given another all clear after bout with testicular cancer, no further treatment needed

Undergoing another checkup two months after discovering he had testicular cancer and undergoing surgery to address this, Ivan Basso has been given another all clear. His Tinkoff-Saxo team communicated the news on Tuesday, saying that it felt the latest news drew a line under what he had gone through. Fabulous news on @ivanbasso! Results from […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Nibali takes Coppa Bernocchi pre-worlds event in Italy; Sagan, Rogers confirmed as part of Tinkoff-Saxo world TTT team; Reijnen secures two year contract with Trek Factory Racing after impressing on US circuit; Craddock to Cannondale-Garmin in 2016; Nibali and ten others confirmed for Italian worlds […]

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Tinkoff-Saxo confirms Basso will race in 2016, is poised to reveal contract extensions

The Tinkoff-Saxo team has said that, starting Thursday, it plans to begin naming riders who will be given contract extensions for 2016. Before then, it has confirmed the 14 names that already have deals running into next season, with the two top guns remaining in place. One of those confirmed as continuing is the Italian […]

Basso needs no additional treatment after recent surgery for testicular cancer, full recovery expected

The chances of Ivan Basso returning to the peloton have been boosted by the news that no additional treatment is needed following surgery last Wednesday to address testicular cancer. The Italian rider was diagnosed with the illness last Monday via scans done on the first rest day of the Tour de France. He immediately made […]

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Following cancer surgery, Tinkoff-Saxo confirms Basso could return to peloton before end of the season

One day after Ivan Basso had his left testicle removed, the Italian’s Tinkoff Saxo team has said that it is possible that he could return to competition before the end of the current season. Asked by CyclingTips at today’s start if Basso could race again in 2015, directeur sportif Tristan Hoffman confirmed this might be […]

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