'I'll drop you at your own bike ride': Phil Gaimon takes up Fabian Cancellara's race challenge in wake of motor allegations

Gaimon bullish about his chances of beating the seven-time Monument winner

Phil Gaimon and Fabian Cancellara are set to settle their feud in a race

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The dispute between Phil Gaimon and Fabian Cancellara looks set be settled on two wheels after Gaimon took up Cancellara's challenge of a race.

Animosity between the two retired riders developed after Gaimon wrote that Cancellara may have used a motor in his bike during the 2010 Classics campaign in his book Draft Animals. Cancellara's lawyers demanded an apology from Gaimon and that the book be removed from sale, prompting the American to issue a statement saying that he had "repeated a rumor that’s well-documented and many years old".

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.