Fabian Cancellara to have stretch of Strade Bianche named after him if he wins this weekend

Riders who take three Strade Bianche titles will get a stretch of the famous gravel named after them

Fabian Cancellara in the 2015 Strade Bianche race

(Image credit: Watson)

Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) could be the first rider to have a stretch of the famous white gravel roads of the Strade Bianche one-day Classic named after him...if he manages to take the win this coming Saturday.

It was confirmed to Cycling Weekly this week that Spartacus would indeed have his name forever attached to a section of the race if he becomes the first rider to win three editions.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).