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...]

Trek Team Set Bar High For Debut Season

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ROUBAIX, France, Jan 10, 2014 (AFP) - New outfit Trek are aiming high for their debut season after unveiling a star-studded team, featuring Fabian Cancellara and the Schleck brothers, on Friday. The new team replaces the old outfit RadioShack and will combine the experience of riders such as Switzerland's Cancellara, the Schleck brothers and Germany's Jens Voigt with promising youngsters … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Faces Minefield On Road To Rainbow Glory

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by Justin Davis FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 28, 2013 (AFP) - On-form Swiss star Fabian Cancellara is being tipped for rainbow jersey glory but could face a tactical minefield during the men's road race at the world cycling championships on Sunday. Cancellara, the former Olympic and four-time world time trial champion, had to settle for bronze in the men's race against the clock last … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Takes Vuelta Stage 11, Nibali Regains Lead

TARAZONA, Spain, Sept 04, 2013 (AFP) - Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara won the 11th stage of the Tour of Spain on Wednesday, a 38.8km hilly time trial, while Italy's Vincenzo Nibali regained the overall leader's red jersey. Radioshack's Cancellara, a specialist in this discipline, paced his effort in the early uphill section of the time trial near Tarazona in Aragon and then powered … [Read more...]