Fabian Cancellara: "I'll start Paris-Roubaix with my game face on"

Fabian Cancellara says he is racing his last Paris-Roubaix to win it – a race that Tom Boonen says you don't need a plan for, "you need balls"

Fabian Cancellara

(Image credit: Watson)

Swiss star Fabian Cancellara has little time to waste thinking about his last act, instead he needs to race. After finishing second to Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) in the Tour of Flanders last Sunday, he is out to win his last cobbled classic: Paris-Roubaix this Sunday.

Cancellara has already won the Hell of the North three times. If he wins in Roubaix’s velodrome again he will tie the record at four wins with Tom Boonen and Roger De Vlaeminck.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

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.