Fabian Cancellara Will Not Start Tour de France Stage 11

Fabian Cancellara: “I will travel home now and take a little break. The season has been long for me, starting back in Dubai. I have done 59 days of competition this season so far and I have another big goal at the end of this season: the World Championships. It’s not a secret that I’d like to be in my best shape there, so it’s important that I take some rest.” Cancellara came to the … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Retains National Time Trial Title

Still nursing the effects from an allergic reaction to a bee sting sustained during the time trial at the Tour de Suisse last Friday, Fabian Cancellara was a doubtful starter for the Switzerland National Time Trial Championship on Wednesday. However, his decision to take the start proved fruitful as he convincingly won his third successive National time trial title, completing the … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara’s Hour Record Attempt On Hold

Following the UCI’s decision to change the Hour Record regulations, Trek Factory Racing and Fabian Cancellara are announcing that the project to attempt to break the record has been suspended for an undetermined amount of time. General Manager Luca Guercilena: “At this point we need to assess the situation. We've invested many resources, both human and financial, to prepare for an attempt … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara The Man To Beat At Paris-Roubaix

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, April 12, 2014 (AFP) - A week ago the pre-Tour of Flanders talk was about how open the race would be but ahead of Sunday's Paris-Roubaix that has turned to questions about how to stop Fabian Cancellara. The Swiss 33-year-old won his third Flanders crown last Sunday in a sprint finish, upsetting the hopes of a trio of Belgians on their home soil. … [Read more...]

Cancellara’s Lieutenant Stijn Devolder Out of Paris-Roubaix

BRUSSELS, April 11, 2014 (AFP) - Reigning champion Fabian Cancellara's main lieutenant Stijn Devolder has pulled out of Sunday's Paris-Roubaix race due to a variety of injuries. Belgian Trek rider Devolder, the 2008 and 2009 Tour of Flanders winner, crashed three times in this year's Flanders race last Sunday before trailing home down in 86th place, almost 10 minutes back from Cancellara, … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Sprints to Flanders Victory

Fabian Cancellara wins Ronde van Vlaanderen from a four-man leading group, his third victory in the Flanders’ Monument. It was a game of ‘cat-n-mouse’ as four riders entered the final kilometer and slowed to a crawl, each watching the other, waiting for the first rider to make the first move. At 300 meters to go they still eyed each other. Finally, Fabian Cancellara, sitting in fourth … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Grabs Tour of Flanders Record With Third Win

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN OUDENAARDE, Belgium, April 06, 2014 (AFP) - Fabian Cancellara won his third Tour of Flanders, and second in a row, in a four-up sprint to the line following 259km of racing from Bruges to Oudenaarde on Sunday. The Swiss powerhouse from the Trek team beat Belgians Greg Van Avermaet (BMC), Sep Vanmarcke (Belkin) and Stijn Vandenburgh (Omega Pharma) in a … [Read more...]

The Spring Classics Heavy Hitters For 2014

by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, April 04, 2014 (AFP) - With the main Spring Classics races due to begin on Sunday with the Tour of Flanders, AFP takes a look at the main contenders. Fabian Cancellara (SUI) Twice in the last four years the 33-year-old Swiss time-trial and classics expert has done the Tour of Flanders-Paris-Roubaix double and he will rightly be considered the … [Read more...]

Alexander Kristoff Out Sprints Fabian Cancellara At Milan-SanRemo

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by Justin DAVIS MILAN, March 23, 2014 (AFP) - Norwegian Alexander Kristoff outsprinted former champion Fabian Cancellara and Ben Swift to win a rain-lashed 105th edition of the Italian classic Milan-SanRemo on Sunday. Kristoff, taking his first victory in one of cycling's five 'monument' one-day races, benefited from the good work of team-mate Luca Paolini in a 20-up dash for … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Hour Record Attempt Is Real

An article in Tuesday’s Gazzetta Dello Sport on Fabian Cancellara’s hour record attempt brings the management of Trek Factory Racing to issue an official statement. General Manager Luca Guercilena: “We haven’t taken any decision whatsoever about the time and the place for an attempt. As we have said before, the team will communicate in the appropriate time. Any other information that … [Read more...]