Fabian Cancellara Tour de France prologue

As revealed in today?s Cycling Weekly the world time trial champion, Fabian Cancellara, is planning to ride the individual pursuit at the Beijing Olympics next summer.

The time trial specialist blitzed the rest of the field at the Tour de France prologue in London and now the Swiss track coach Markus Nagel wants him to turn his hand to the pursuit.

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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.