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Nicklas Axelsson undergoes cancer surgery

Selle Italia rider Nicklas Axelsson has undergone surgery to treat testicluar cancer in Nice. In a report published in Falu-Kuriren, the rider said that the cancer was discovered during a routing medical checkup and had not spread to other parts of his body. The 34 year old Swedish rider says he hopes to contiue his career.

Axelsson was banned for four years testing positive to EPO at the 2001 world championships and returned to racing in 2005. Proir to his role with the Selle Italia professional continental team, Axelsson rode for Mercury and then Alessio in 2001, and Italian teams Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavé and Universal Caffè after returning from his ban.

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