The 12 greatest moments of Fabian Cancellara's career (videos)

Cancellara has confirmed that the 2016 season will be his last, so here are the best moments from his racing career

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

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Fabian Cancellara, the Swiss rider known as Spartacus, has announced that he will retire from cycling at the end of the 2016 season.

This will draw to a close a very successful and highly decorated career that includes three Paris-Roubiax wins, three victories at the Tour of Flanders, four World Championships Time Trial titles and the most days in the Tour de France's yellow jersey without taking the overall win.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.