|Full name||Niklas Axelsson|
15 May 1972 |
|2004||Formaggi Pinzolo Fiavè|
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.
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.
- Niklas Axelsson profile at Cycling Archives
- Expressen: "Fälld för doping - nu bryter han tystnaden (in Swedish)
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