Track cyclist Matthew Glaetzer recovering from cancer surgery

The Australian received a shock diagnosis after doctors investigated his complaint of a sore neck

Matt Glaetzer at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (Patrick Hamilton/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Former track cycling world champion Matthew Glaetzer was on his way back to Melbourne Airport after testing some equipment he was hoping to use at the 2020 Tokyo Games the next year.

However, he then received a phone call while sitting in the back of his taxi informing him he had thyroid cancer.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.