Fabian Cancellara stage 3 podium Tour de France 2007

Fabian Cancellara (CSC) was happy to have won another stage in the Tour de France on Tuesday but was especially happy to have won in Compiegne, the town that traditionally hosts the start of Paris-Roubaix, the cobbled-classic Cancellara won in 2006.

Instead of rolling out of the French town towards the cobbles of the ?Hell of the North?, Cancellara surged to victory, proudly wearing the yellow jersey on the long finishing straight. He used his time trialing speed to power past the four breakaways and then held off the sprinters, beating Erik Zabel (Milram) and Danilo Napolitano (Lampre) to the line.

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