Ivan Basso

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 […]


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 […]


Basso recovering after testicle removal, cancer recovery prognosis described as excellent

Two days after his world was upended with the diagnosis of cancer, Ivan Basso has undergone surgery at the Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan to remove his left testicle, an operation described as a success. The hospital stated on Wednesday that his tumour, a seminoma, led to the decision to take out the affected part. […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Froome dominates first mountain stage; Robert Power gets his first victory of season; Froome cautious after dominant team effort; Froome’s data leak analysed; Basso to undergo surgery on Wednesday for testicular cancer; Disappointment for van Garderen; Ross Tucker’s assessment of stage 10; Hein Verbruggen reacts […]


Basso to undergo surgery on Wednesday in relation to his testicular cancer

LA PIERRE-SAINT-MARTIN, France (CT) – One day after Ivan Basso left the Tour de France due to a case of testicular cancer discovered Monday morning, his Tinkoff Saxo team has said that he will be operated on in order to determine the extent of the tumour. The Italian rider was involved in a crash on […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: The Tour of Qinghai Lake; Ivan Basso has testicular cancer; Porte on Sky’s Tour de France GC rivals; War of words (and fists) at Qinghai Lake; Wouter Wippert to sign with Cannondale-Garmin?; Zdenek Stybar extends contract; Debusschere signs for three more seasons; Adam Hansen’s Fear […]


Basso out of Tour de France: ‘I have a small cancer in my left testicle’

PAU, France (CT) – What was expected to be a press conference about Alberto Contador’s campaign to win a third Tour de France became something else entirely on Monday when team-mate Ivan Basso revealed he had cancer and would leave the race. Basso, who joined the team at the start of this season, said that […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: UCI still awaiting receipt of Independent Commission doping report, details to be released in March; Contador: Winning the Giro and Tour would mean my career would be remembered more; Tour de San Luis talents Gaviria and Contreras sign two year contracts with Etixx-QuickStep; Lotto-Soudal doctor calls for […]


Basso handed protected slot on Tinkoff-Saxo squad for GP Lugano: “Our goal is to win”

He’s now 37 years of age and last season had a noticeably quieter year than before. However Ivan Basso’s move to the Tinkoff-Saxo team appears to have boosted his morale and performances, and he has now been named the team’s top protected rider for the GP Lugano on Sunday. Announcing the lineup today, Tinkoff-Saxo said […]