Fabian Cancellara: I'm just happy it's all over

Fabian Cancellara said it was harder to say goodbye to the Tour of Flanders than Paris-Roubaix as his race was ruined by crashes

Fabian Cancellara in his final Paris-Roubaix (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) looked around the velodrome after finishing 40th at 7-35 minutes behind in Paris-Roubaix on Sunday and said, "I'm just happy it's over."

The 35-year-old Swiss hoped to win a fourth title in northern France to end his last Classics campaign with a bang, instead he fell three times during the 255.5-kilometre race and closed well behind winner Mathew Hayman (Orica-GreenEdge).

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.