Ivan Basso undergoes successful cancer surgery

Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso undergoes surgery in Milan to remove his left testicle after the discovery of a cancerous tumour

Ivan Basso on stage eleven of the 2015 Tour of Italy

(Image credit: Watson)

Tinkoff-Saxo rider Ivan Basso will be released from hospital in Milan on Thursday after undergoing successful surgery to remove his left testicle.

The two-time Giro d'Italia winner abandoned the Tour de France on the rest day on Monday after scans in Pau revealed the presence of a testicular tumour.

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