Fabian Cancellara, nicknamed "Spartacus", is a Swiss former professional road bicycle racer who last rode for UCI ProTeam Trek–Segafredo. He was born in Wohlen bei Bern, Switzerland. Cancellara began road cycling after falling in love with an old bike at the age of thirteen. After that, he began to take the sport more seriously and won two consecutive World Junior Time Trial Championships in 1998 and 1999. At age nineteen he turned professional and signed with the Mapei–Quick-Step team, where he rode as a stagiaire. He is known for being a quality time trialist, a one-day classics specialist, and a workhorse for his teammates who have general classification aspirations. After winning a few stages and small races in his starting years, Cancellara earned his first major victory at the 2004 Tour de France where he won the opening prologue time trial and wore race leader yellow jersey for one day.
|Full name:||Fabian Cancellara|
|Born:||March 18, 1981, Wohlen bei Bern, Switzerland|
|Rider type:||Time trialist, Classics specialist|
|Twitter:||Fabian Cancellara's Twitter profile|
About Fabian Cancellara
Road racer who has won the Paris-Roubaix in 2006, 2010, and 2013 and the Tour of Flanders in 2010 and 2013.
He found an old bike of his family's when he was 13, and developed a passion for cycling immediately.
He won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in time trial competition.
He married Stefanie Cancellara in 2006, and they had children in 2006 and 2012.
He competed against Lance Armstrong in multiple Tour de Frances events.
Information related to Fabian Cancellara
- Danmark Rundt winners
- Tour de France prologue winners
- Swiss Tour de France stage winners
- Swiss Vuelta a España stage winners
- Olympic gold medalists for Switzerland
- UCI Road World Champions (elite men)
- Olympic cyclists of Switzerland
- Olympic silver medalists for Switzerland
- Tour de Suisse stage winners
- Swiss male cyclists
- Cyclists at the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Cyclists at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Cyclists at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- Cyclists at the 2016 Summer Olympics