Fabian Cancellara reflects on another near-miss at Milan-San Remo

Fabian Cancellara, Milan-San Remo 2013

Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Leopard) has a special connection with the Lungomare Calvino. Since it took over from the historic Via Roma finish in Milan-San Remo, he has placed on the podium four times. Yesterday, he stood on the third step, remembering his 2008 win and two runner-up spots.

"Starting soon, too late...," Cancellara said at the finish line to a group of journalists. "I think the excuses you can put away because to arrive here is just a victory in itself."

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