SPANISH cyclist Juan Francisco Fernandez is refusing to let cancer get the better of him as he continues to train ahead of the new season by exercising on a stationary bicycle in hospital.
The under-23 star – who races for the Madrid-based Esteve-Chozas Team – has been diagnosed with leukaemia for the second time in his life.
But Fernandez has not let the diagnosis deter him from his aspirations as a cyclist as he took a bike to the hospital to continue with his training after his diagnosis.
In a video uploaded on Twitter from his team, Fernandez can be seen pedalling on the machine as he targets a second comeback.
As the camera angle changes, a machine connected to his arm can be seen next to him.
The young cyclist lifts his head for a brief moment to look at the camera only to put it back down and continue with his training as music plays in the background.
Captioning the video, Esteve-Chozas Team said: “Cyclists stand out for their exceptional willpower and their sacrifice on a bicycle.
“Today our under-23 Juan Francisco Fernandez shows us again he is out of this world.
“We are still fighting and still winning this time. You are an example for many people.”
Fernandez reportedly received the same diagnosis two years ago, but was able to overcome the illness after receiving treatment and a bone marrow transplant.
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He made headlines at that time gaining praise from Lance Armstrong and fellow-Spanish cyclist stars Alberto Contador and Alejandro Valverde.
Esteve-Chozas Team made a statement earlier today saying Fernandez has re-signed for the team’s 2020 season.
His current status is unclear.