FOCUS ON FABIAN CANCELLARA

Who doesn’t know Fabian Cancellara, the famous Swiss road bicycle racer? This 31 year old time trail biking specialist is the current gold medalist in Olympics and also a four times champion of the World Time Trial Champion. Other than this, he is the winner of Paris–Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, Tour de Suisse, Milan – San Remo, Strade Bianche, Tirreno–Adriatico and Tour de France.


Who doesn’t know Fabian Cancellara, the famous Swiss road bicycle racer? This 31 year old time trail biking specialist is the current gold medalist in Olympics and also a four times champion of the World Time Trial Champion. Other than this, he is the winner of Paris–Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, Tour de Suisse, Milan – San Remo, Strade Bianche, Tirreno–Adriatico and Tour de France.

At a very early age, this son of a Swiss-German father and Italian Mother had a passion for bicycle racing. Due to his immense talent he soon impressed his then coach Yvan Girard and almost ruled over Swiss junior cycling. After his wins in junior World Time Trial Championship and 2000 U-23 World Time Trial Championship, Fabian Cancellara joined Mapei-Quick Step, and started doing cycling at a professional level.

He used his outstanding time trailing skills to win several individual events and thus added a total of 11 victories to his name in 2001-2002. Giorgio Squinzi, the top boss of Mapei firm, denoted Cancellara to be the “The future Miguel Indurain”. Cancellara reached to the peak of his career in 2004. He emerged as the winner for most of the events he participated in. in the following two years were pretty good for him.

In 2007, he started off slow, but later on managed to win several such competitions. However, Fabian Cancellara suffered from a fracture of his right collar bone during 2012 which shattered the dream of his spring campaigns.

With fame comes controversy. In June 2010, there was a video uploaded in you tube claiming that Fabian Cancellara used electric motors in his bike which improved his racing. The sportsman was speechless on these accusations and maintained his dignity. However all these could not curb his reputation and he remains as a great sportsman of his age.