Fabian Cancellara announces retirement date

Trek Factory Racing rider Fabian Cancellara says that 2016 will be his last season as a professional

Fabian Cancellara on stage two of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Seven-time Monument winner Fabian Cancellara has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2016 season and will skip the Olympic Games in his 16th and final year.

The Classics specialist made his announcement at a cycling awards ceremony in his native Switzerland, telling SRF: "Next year is my last year."

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.