Trek Team Set Bar High For Debut Season

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

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...]

Michael Morkov Steals Tour of Spain Sixth Stage

CACERES, Spain, Aug 29, 2013 (AFP) - Denmark's Michael Morkov (Saxo) sprinted to victory in a remarkable sixth stage of the Tour of Spain on Thursday to deny double world time trial champion and long-time leader Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quickstep). Martin had led from the third kilometre of the 175km ride from Guijelo to Caceres but was caught metres from the line as Morkov surged home … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellera Set For A Three Year Trek

VIENNA, July 01, 2013 (AFP) - Switzerland's 2008 Olympic time-trial champion Fabian Cancellara will ride for the Trek team for the next three seasons, he announced on Monday. The 32-year-old - also a quadruple world time-trial champion - said he was excited by American outfit Trek's plans for the future once his present team RadioShack-Leopard withdraws from the sport at the end of the … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Repeats As National TT Champion

Fabian Cancellara has won the National Time Trial Championships for the eighth time. On the 38,8 km course around Satigny (near Geneva) he bested Martin Elmiger and Reto Hollenstein (both IAM Cycling). Cancellara took a slow start, coming in 7 seconds slower than Martin Elmiger at the first split time in Dardagny. But then 'Spartacus' turned on his big engine and steadily started catching back … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara To Skip Tour de France In 2013

PARIS, June 07, 2013 - Swiss star Fabian Cancellara said Friday he will skip this year's Tour de France to focus on the world championships in Italy at the end of September. "The Tour has given me beautiful things but I have other targets such as the world championships in Florence," the RadioShack-Leopard riderwas quoted as saying on Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad's website, … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Claims His Third Decisive Paris-Roubaix

ROUBAIX, France, April 7, 2013 (AFP) - Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara of RadioShack won the prestigious Paris-Roubaix Spring Classic in a record time on Sunday. The winner from 2006 and 2010 took the grueling 254km "Queen of the Classics" race in a sprint climax ahead of Belgian Sep Vanmarcke, in the process setting a new record average pace of 44.190 kilometers an hour. "At the … [Read more...]

Can Anyone Catch Fabian Cancellara In The Paris-Roubaix?

by Peter SHARD PARIS, April 6, 2013 (AFP) - Ask any of the riders and team officials involved who is going to win Sunday's Paris-Roubaix race and one name stands out above all others -- Fabian Cancellara. The 32-year-old Swiss rider, who has attracted the nickname "Spartacus" due to his power and resilience, is an overwhelming favourite for a third victory in the race, having … [Read more...]

‘Spartacus’ Cancellara Puts Rivals To The Sword At Tour of Flanders

Audenarde, Belgium, March 31, 2013 (AFP) - Swiss ace Fabian Cancellara won the one-day classic Tour of Flanders for the second time on Sunday. The 32-year-old 2008 Olympic time-trial champion -- nicknamed 'Spartacus' -- came home clear at the end of the 256km ride from Bruges ahead of Slovakian Peter Sagan while Jurgen Roelandts of Belgium was third. Cancellara, also a four-time … [Read more...]