Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara , nicknamed Spartacus, is a Swiss professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam TrekSegafredo. 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 MapeiQuickStep team, where he rode as a stagiaire. He is known for being a quality time trialist, a classics specialist, and a workhorse for his teammates that have general classification aspirations.

Fabian Cancellara was born onMarch 1981, in Wohlen bei Bern, Switzerland, to Italian parents. He discovered cycling at the age ofafter falling in love with an old family bike that he had found in the garage and immediately gave up football to concentrate on cycling. In addition, Cancellara excelled at crosscountry skiing during his youth.

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