Bettiol hoping to return to full training after ulcerative colitis treatment

Team EF Education rider Italys Alberto Bettiol celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 18th stage of the Giro dItalia 2021 cycling race 231km between Rovereto and Stradella on May 27 2021 Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images
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Alberto Bettiol is hoping to get the green light to start more intense training on Friday after several months of limited workouts and further treatment for chronic ulcerative colitis, a serious inflammatory bowel disease. 

The EF Education-Nippo rider has not raced since the Tokyo Olympics but hopes to make an early return to racing in 2022. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.