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Title: Cancellara cycles off into golden retirement with Olympic win
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Fabian Cancellara could probably not expect output finest: the Swiss ended his cycling career on a...
Fabian Cancellara could probably not expect output finest: the Swiss ended his cycling career on a gold medal at the Olympics. He won against the clock played Wednesday in the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

In 2008, the Beijing Olympics, he had already won gold in the against the clock, and also money on online test.

Now 35, he relishes this rededication.

"It's a special day, exceptional: after 16-year career, this is my last season, and just before I retired, I won the gold medal! It is true that I had already won the Beijing Olympics gold medal and one silver. But here, it's fantastic. I am happy and proud. It is fabulous."
Fabian Cancellara
Specialist against the clock, the Swiss finished the course 54km500 in just over an hour and 12 minutes, an average of more than 45km / h.
He beat Dutchman Tom Dumoulin and Briton Chris Froome.

Nicknamed "Spartacus" Cancellara will - in his career - the classic three-time Paris-Roubaix, and 8 stages on the Tour de France.

Key wins:

. One Day:

  • Olympics, against the clock: 2008 and 2016
  • World Championship against the clock 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010
  • Swiss Championship 2009 and 2011
  • Swiss Championship against the clock 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016
  • Paris-Roubaix 2006, 2010 and 2013, Milan-Sanremo 2008 2010 Tour of Flanders, 2013 and 2014


. Grand Tours:
Tour de France: eight steps (prologues of Liège in 2004 and 2012, London 2007 and Rotterdam 2010, Compiègne 2007, against the clock of Saint-Amand-Montrond 2008 Monaco Pauillac 2009 and 2010).
yellow jersey for twenty-nine days (2 days in 2004, seven days in 2007, six days in 2009, six days in 2010, seven days in 2012, one day in 2015). Eleven participations.
Giro: three participations.
Vuelta: three stages (two in 2009, one against the clock in 2013). amarillo jersey for five days (2009). Seven appearances.

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