Matthew Glaetzer takes World Cup bronze at first race since cancer diagnosis

The Australian had surgery to remove a throat tumour one month ago

Matthew Glaetzer (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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Matthew Glaetzer claimed bronze in the latest round of the UCI Track World Cup in his first race back since his cancer diagnosis.

The Australian came third in the men's Keirin in Cambridge, New Zealand, with Malaysia's Azizulhasni Awang taking gold and Russia's Shane Perkins silver.

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