Fabian Cancellara unsure if Bradley Wiggins can be a Paris-Roubaix challenger

Fabian Cancellara appears to laugh off Bradley Wiggins's aim to challenge in Paris-Roubaix... but still says he's welcome

Fabian Cancellara wins Paris-Roubaix 2013

Fabian Cancellara questioned Bradley Wiggins’s participation this spring in Paris-Roubaix. The Swiss Spartacus will lead team Trek over the cobble sectors that characterise Paris-Roubaix on April 13 and aim for a fourth title. When he listed the riders reaching form for the spring classics he left off Team Sky’s Wiggins.

"Wiggins? Why?" Cancellara said with a grin and a light laugh during a press conference yesterday. "Of course he's welcome. Everyone is welcome to Roubaix. Everyone. Even [Nairo] Quintana is welcome."

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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.