Fabian Cancellara digs deep to win Paris-Roubaix

Fabian Cancellara after the race, Paris-Roubaix 2013

Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Leopard) went to the outer limits of his physical capacities to conquer a third Paris-Roubaix in France today. He weakened his rivals, bridged solo and out-sprinted his one remaining rival in Roubaix's famous velodrome.

"I still don't know how I did it, that's what makes this victory so special. It's nice to come to the velodrome. It was a fight, a big fight," Cancellara said in a press conference. "I went over my limits. I just wanted to find the grass to lie down and have a few a minutes breathing, coming back to planet earth. I damaged myself like never before."

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