Torstein Traeen shines again in the peloton after beating cancer

Torstein Traaen has once again highlighted why cyclists are a great example of overcoming adversity. The 27-year-old Norwegian Uno X cyclist finished fifth this Thursday in the queen stage of the Tour of Langkawi after having won his most important race this summer: defeating testicular cancer.

After a great start to the season finishing in the Top-10 of the general classification of the Volta a Catalunya, UCI World Tour race, and win the mountains classification in the Tour of the AlpsTraeen saw how his progression stopped suddenly due to testicular cancer.

A disease that the Norwegian successfully overcame, as he reported on his social networks. “I have 99 problems and cancer is no longer one of them. Jokes aside, it’s been a rough few months after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. Luckily the operation went well and I’m back enjoying myself on the bike again. I am very grateful to Uno-X for supporting me in this difficult time. Your support is priceless. I can’t wait to get back to racing soon.”

A return that took place in the Baltic Chain Tour of Estonia and in which Traaen has once again demonstrated his talent with results such as third place in the Lillehammer GP, seventh place overall in the CRO Race and fifth place in the queen stage of the Tour of Langkawi, rubbing shoulders with outstanding climbers such as Iván Sosa, Hugh Carthy, Einer Rubio or Esteban Chaves. An example of overcoming that, after letting go of cancer, now wants to continue dreaming of higher levels in the world of cycling.

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