Cancellara: "I'm the Spartacus of Flanders"

Cancellara revels in "special win" at the 2014 Tour of Flanders

Fabian Cancellara wins the 2014 Tour of Flanders

(Image credit: Watson)

Fabian Cancellara dismantled home-team Omega Pharma and sprinted to his third Tour of Flanders victory today. Destruction laid behind the Swiss Spartacus at the finish line in Oudenaarde, Belgium. In his four-man group, three locals lost – Belgians Greg Van Avermaet, Sep Vanmarcke and Stijn Vandenbergh. The other pre-race favourites trailed further behind, from 18 second to over a minute.

"The way this win came... it's very special," Cancellara said in a press conference. "This is not just a piece of cake, but a huge piece of cake."

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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.