If you're not quite ready to say goodbye to Fabian Cancellara just yet then you're in luck. Eurosport have gained access to the Trek-Segafredo rider's memorabilia room and have produced a six-part documentary series with the Swiss rider.
In the 12-minute episodes, to be shown on Eurosport throughout the season, the Classics legend will discuss the highs and lows of his 16-year career, including the rumours of having a motorised bike at Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders in 2010.
“I was on the couch seeing all this [unfold]. I remember I had a Belgian beer
next to me - in front of ‘the bike’. I was looking at the news and was like “Oh damn you’re idiots!” If they want, they can come to my home and take my bike, because it is there,” says Cancellara.
In episode one, Cancellara gives us a guided tour of his favourite bits of memorabilia, but says the one thing missing is something pink from the Giro d'Italia. He will race the Italian Grand Tour in may with an eye on taking the first leader's jersey by winning the opening time trial on May 6.
The documentaries will be shown on Eurosport's TV channels and Eurosport Player over the next six months.
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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.
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