Ivan Basso diagnosed with testicular cancer at Tour de France

Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso will leave the Tour de France after being diagnosed with testicular cancer on the rest day

Ivan Basso on stage eleven of the 2015 Tour of Italy

(Image credit: Watson)

Ivan Basso will leave the Tour de France to undergo surgery for testicular cancer, discovered on the rest day in Pau, the rider revealed.

At Tinkoff-Saxo's press conference in the southern French city the two-time Giro d'Italia winner said that scans showed the presence of tumour cells in his left testicle, having felt discomfort after a crash on stage five.

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