Cancellara awarded Olympic silver medal two years late

Fabian Cancellara, Tour de France 2010 stage 1

The Swiss Olympic Committee awarded Fabian Cancellara his silver medal yesterday in Ittigen, a half a world away from Beijing and over two years since the Olympic Games.

"It is a very different situation," Cancellara told of the makeshift podium in the office building. "We have to turn back the clock two years. At that time, bronze was like gold for me."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.