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Fabian Cancellara, also known as ‘Spartacus’, is reigning Olympic champion and one of the most successful road bicycle racers of all time.
Residence: Ittigen, Switzerland
Date of birth: 18.03.1981
Height: 186 cm
Clothing Size: large
Fabian Cancellara already started road cycling at the age of 13. The young talent became one of the most successful racing cyclists of all time. His specialty: individual time trials and difficult one-day races. In individual time trials alone, he became a four-time world champion and two-time Olympic winner; he won Milan-San Remo once and the spring classics Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders three times each – in 2010, he even won both in the same year! At the Tour de France, he won 7 stages and raced 29 days in the yellow jersey.
He earned his nickname ‘Spartacus’ due to his build, which is rather strong for cyclists. Cancellara is considered a perfectionist.
4 x World champion in time trial
2 x Olympic champion in time trial
3 x Winner Paris-Roubaix
3 x Winner Tour of Flanders
29 days in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France
With the 2016 Olympics victory in Rio de Janeiro, he completed his 16-year long professional career and has since been a global brand ambassador for GORE® WEAR. He studies Sports Marketing at the University of St. Gallen, is engaged in triathlon and just launched his own event series called “Chasing Cancellara.”
“Even in my professional career, I was always the first person wanting to test new prototypes to develop products further and to get the most out of them.”