‘Fabian Cancellara's retirement is a pity for all at Trek-Segafredo'

Edward Theuns is sad to see his teammate leaving the sport at the end of 2016, but hopes to maximise the benefits of riding with the Swiss.

Fabian Cancellara wins the 2014 Tour of Flanders, his third victory in the race

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Fabian Cancellara’s Trek-Segafredo team-mates have lamented the loss that his retirement at the end of this season will bring to the squad, particularly his help mentoring younger riders.

Edward Theuns is one of seven riders aiming to assist Cancellara win the Tour of Flanders on Sunday for a record fourth time, before the Swiss targets success in Paris-Roubaix next weekend – a race he has already won three times, too.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.