Fabian Cancellara Biography

Fabian Cancellara was born on the 18th of March in the year 1981. He is a professional road cyclist and races for the UCI ProTeam Leopard Trek. Fabian Cancellara is a Swiss cyclist. He specializes in time trial and has won the World Time Trial Championship four times. He is also the current gold medal winner. Fabian Cancellara has won the Paris-Roubaix, the Tour of Flanders, the Tirreno-Adriatico, the Milan-San Remo, the Monte Paschi Eroica and the Tour de Suisse. He has also won four prologues of the prestigious Tour de France.

Fabian Cancellara was born near Berne in Switzerland to a set of Italian parents. He found an old bike at his family garage and fell in love with the sport of cycling. He gave up football in order to focus on cycling. His skills in this sport began to develop from a very early stage and dominated the junior cycling events in Switzerland. His coach, Yvan Girard, said that Fabian Cancellara was much better than any other junior cyclist in time trials. He also went on to win the junior World Time Trial Championship in the years 1998 and 1999. When he was 19, he placed second at the prestigious 2000 Under 23 World Time Trial Championship. After this brilliant performance, he turned professional and started racing for Mapei-Quick Step.

Fabian Cancellara started off riding as a stagiaire for Mapei-Quick Step in the year 2000. His first professional victory came in the year 2001 where he won the prologue of the Tour of Rhodes. He was described as the future Miguel Indurain. He won several individual time trial events and achieved eleven victories.

At the end of the 2002 season, Fabian Cancellara joined the team Fassa Bortolo. He won the prologues at the Tour de Suisse and the Tour de Romandie. He also finished in the fourth place at the classic Paris-Roubaix. Fabian Cancellara also won the prologue at the prestigious Tour de France, thus winning the yellow jersey as he finished first ahead the likes of Lance Armstrong. He kept this jersey for two stages. He then went on to win at the Tour de Luxembourg, an individual time trial. He also registered victories at the Tour of Qatar and at Setmana Catalana.

At the start of the 2011 season, Fabian Cancellara was considered as the favourite to win the Tour of Flanders, E3 Harelbeke and the Paris-Roubaix. He switched to Leopard Trek and went on to win the E3 Harelbeke all by himself and thus earned the nickname ‘Superman’. This was because of his unstoppable and unnatural power.

Fabian Cancellara got involved in a controversy as a YouTube video suggested that he had an electric motor fit to his cycle. He dismissed theses allegations as extremely stupid. This video was edited by Davide Cassani, a cycling commentator and a former cyclist himself. The UCI did not investigate any particular team or riders after these allegations were made but did say that they’ll review the existing bicycle inspection system in order to prevent fraudulent practices.

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Cancellara Loses Out To Sprinters In Milan-San Remo

Fabian Cancellara could not come up with a spectacular 2008 performance at the recently concluded Milan-San Remo. It was the sprinters who ruined his dream of a second victory at the esteemed championship.

The Trek Factory riding great was unable to match up with the high end pace of some among the best sprinters of the world. He ended up with a disappointing 7th as John Degenkolb from Giant-Alpecin came up with the win followed by Alexander Kristoff from Team Katusha in the second place. Michael Metthews from Orica-GreenEdge was at the 3rd position.

“There are 6 world-class sprinters & I’m the 1st non-traditional sprinter at the race”, remarked Cancellara.

“I do not have this supreme instinct to identify the very right spot & know when some rider is coming towards you. In fact, I was kind of locked in at right. Yes, I made my mistake & it is somewhat disappointing since I am blessed with good legs.”

“I consider myself lucky as I did nit crash as Gilbert (Philippe) crashed right before me in one corner & I kind of went down”, Cancellara continued. “You would require lots of good luck & tactics as you reach the end.” Read more »

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Fabian Cancellara on the 2014 Spring Classics and the Hour Record

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A Good Finish Awaits Fabian Cancellara

Fabian is waiting for the opportune time to hang up his boots.

Rumours suggest that with another victory in the classics he might call it quits from the sport of cycling. Cancellara himself states that he can call it quits as there are high chances. He realizes that at some point of time every sportsperson needs to know when to end the career but he is waiting.

From 2000 onwards he started with professional racing. As far as cyclist of the classics is concerned he is among the top contenders. In Tour de France he has registered 8 wins. Time trial medal of gold in 2008 is also under his name.

Title of Hour record as well as road race is missing from his profile. His contracts end in 2016 officially but he is not looking too far. He does not complain about the tours that he has won. He is quite satisfied with his achievements. He is aiming to be a reliable good leader at the Trek Factory Racing. The fork is also trimmed by Fabian Cancellara in a customized manner. Read more »

PARIGI – ROUBAIX 2010 winner Fabian Cancellara

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