Sonny Colbrelli has been cleared to resume "leisure rides and light physical activity" after suffering a cardiac arrest in March.
Colbrelli, 31, has been fitted with a subcutaneous defibrillator (ICD) after collapsing at the finish line on the first stage of the Volta a Catalunya.
It is not known if he will race again, but his team Bahrain Victorious said in a statement: “Following Colbrelli's successful operation on March 31st, the Italian rider has continued to undergo further medical checks at the Sports Cardiology Unit of the University of Padua.
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"The clinical examinations have shown further improvement of cardiovascular health, clearing Colbrelli to start taking up leisure rides and light physical activity.
"The priority remains to continually monitor his condition with a close follow up in the coming months to secure his safety and resumption of regular life activities."
Colbrelli famously won a mud-soaked Paris-Roubaix last year and was making his comeback in the Volta a Catalunya after a bout of bronchitis.
He has a total of 34 race wins over his career.
"It's already a miracle if I'm alive, now I need another to put me back in the saddle," Colbrelli told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in March.
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