Ivan Basso: Cancer survivor to make comeback

Ivan Basso
Basso was banned for two years in 2007 for "attempted doping"

Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso is to return to racing after being given the all-clear from testicular cancer first detected at this year's Tour de France.

The 37-year-old Italian was diagnosed following a crash on the race's fifth stage and then had treatment in Milan.

"The dark period that started at Le Tour is over," his team Tinkoff-Saxo posted on Twitter.

Basso will make his comeback at the Saitama Criterium in Japan in October.

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