Isle of Man TT: Bruce Anstey diagnosed with cancer

13-time Isle of Man TT winner Bruce Anstey has been diagnosed with cancer.

The 48-year-old New Zealander is said to suffer from ‘multiple tumours in his lungs and spine.’

Anstey will most likely sit out of all road races this year in order to recover from his current condition.

Legendary road racing rider Bruce Anstey will sit out the entire 2018 road race season including the Isle of Man TT. The 48-year-old New Zealander’s partner announced the news as he’ll need the time to recover from cancer diagnosed by doctors.

According to his partner’s Facebook page, Anny Ramsey, Anstey has been diagnosed with multiple tumours found in his lungs and spine. The doctors also found a blood clot on the lung and time away from racing is needed for recovery.

“Unfortunately, Brucey has become ill. He has multiple tumours in his lungs, a tumour on his spine, and a blood clot on the lung just to kick him while he’s down. I doubt very much Bruce will see any racing this year, but we won’t rule that out lol! He is waiting for a treatment plan and should be starting it very soon. I will try to keep you all updated,” stated Ramsey on her Facebook page.

Bruce Anstey is a 13-time Isle of Man TT winner and was the first rider to compete in a road race on board the Honda RC213V-S. He was also very active in the TT Zero category where he has taken two victories as well as the newly-introduced Lightweight class.

We here at Bikes Republic would like to wish Bruce Anstey a speedy recovery and hope that he’ll continue to race as soon as he can. Get well soon, Bruce!

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