Cancellara is the undisputed King of the Cobblestones

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Anyone who watched Fabian Cancellara destroy the field at the Tour of Flanders and then repeat the performance at Paris-Roubaix will know that the Swiss machine has ruled the cobbled Classics this season.

To put it into context, Cancellara put almost four-and-a-half minutes into Tom Boonen over the two races.

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Sports journalist Lionel Birnie has written professionally for Sunday Times, Procycling and of course Cycling Weekly. He is also an author, publisher, and co-founder of The Cycling Podcast. His first experience covering the Tour de France came in 1999, and he has presented The Cycling Podcast with Richard Moore and Daniel Friebe since 2013. He founded Peloton Publishing in 2010 and has ghostwritten and published the autobiography of Sean Kelly, as well as a number of other sports icons.