Glaetzer takes Track World Cup bronze a month after cancer diagnosis

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A little over a month after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Matthew Glaetzer has taken the bronze medal in the men’s keirin at the UCI Track World Cup in Cambridge, New Zealand. The Australian underwent surgery in November to remove a cancerous growth and he said afterwards that he would continue to target the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Glaetzer missed the first three rounds of the Track World Cup in Minsk, Glasgow and Hong Kong, but he performed strongly in the keirin in Cambridge and will also take part in the Brisbane World Cup next week.

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