Niklas Axelsson

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Niklas Axelsson
Personal information
Full name Niklas Axelsson
Born (1972-05-15) 15 May 1972 (age 45)
Mora, Sweden
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1998–2000 Scrigno–Gaerne
2001 Mercury-Viatel
2001 Alessio
2004 Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavè
2005 Universal Caffé-Styloffice
2006–2008 Selle Italia–Diquigiovanni
2009 Team Corratec

Niklas Axelsson (born 15 May 1972) is a Swedish former professional road racing cyclist. Axelsson finished sixth during the 1999 Giro d'Italia and third in the 2000 edition of Giro di Lombardia. He is banned from sports for life for doping.[1]


Axelsson tested positive for EPO in the 2001 UCI Road World Championships in Lisbon and later admitted his guilt. He was suspended for four years by the Swedish Cycling Federation (SCF) but made an early comeback in 2004. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2007 but made a complete recovery.[2]

In 2010 it was found that his September 2009 A sample was positive for EPO. On 7 July 2010, the B sample was deemed positive and the Swedish Cycling Federation suspended Axelsson for life.[3][4]

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