Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fabulous Fabian

Cancellara does it again. Today, at Paris-Roubaix, he simply rode away from a select group of riders with 50 km to go and soloed to the finish. Not only was the group, which included the likes of Tom Boonen, Thor Hushovd, and Pippo Pozzato unable to real him in, but Cancellara continuously increased his lead, winning by 2:30 in the end. This is the second time he's won Paris-Roubaix, the toughest one-day bike race in the world, and he is the first rider in quite some time to win both the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in the same year. Winning any bike races in consecutive weeks is an impressive feat; winning those bike races in consecutive weeks is super-human.

UPDATE: Here's what Cancellara had to say about his decisive attack: "
when I came through the Mons-en-Pevele cobbled sector I decided I would be going all the way to the finish on my own." Here's what second-place Thor Hushovd had to say about Cancellara's attack: "I think when Cancellara went everyone understood pretty quickly that we wouldn't be catching him." And here's what third-place Juan Antonio Flecha had to say: "Cancellara's strong, but he also had the balls to attack from as far out as he did. For me, he's a great champion." All quotes come from this story at

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