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Biography

Fabian Cancellara started cycle racing at the age of 12 – and won nearly every race he entered. The talented youngster became one of the world’s top racing cyclists. Season after season he has chalked up successes, including 2010: within one week this native of Berne won the Tour of Flanders and, for the second time, the one-day Paris-Roubaix race in the “Hell of the North”. At the world championships he carried off the gold medal in the individual times trials for the fourth time, an unprecedented achievement. And for almost a week he sported the leader’s jersey in the Tour de France, an item of clothing he had already worn 28 times since 2004 – more than any other Swiss.

 

He has also fulfilled the dream of an Olympic gold medal as well: in 2008 he triumphed in the time trials, his speciality discipline, and also won silver in the road race. In the same year he was awarded the title of “Swiss Sportsman of the Year”. Often the strongest in sport, in life he champions the weakest: Fabian Cancellara is an ambassador for the Laureus Foundation of Switzerland, which seeks to improve the life chances of disadvantaged children through sport.

 

Profile

 

Date of birth: 03-18-1981
Place of birth: Wohlen bei Bern
Height: 186 centimeters
Weight: 80 kg
Teams: 2001-2002 Mapei
2003-2005 Fassa Bortolo
2006-2008 CSC
2009-2010 Saxo Bank
2011 Leopard-Trek
2012 RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK
2013 Radioshackleopardtreck
2014 TREK Factory Racing