Ivan Basso handed new role at Tinkoff-Saxo

Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso will take on the newly created role of Technical Coordinator at Tinkoff-Saxo

Ivan Basso at the Giro di Lombardia (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Following his recent retirement from professional cycling, Ivan Basso is taking a step into the management side of the sport by becoming the technical coordinator at Tinkoff-Saxo.

The 37-year-old, who won two Giro d'Italia titles in his career, hung up his wheels after overcoming testicular cancer, which was diagnosed during the Tour de France.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.