Fabian Cancellara exclusive: I've won time trials before when I've felt bad

Fabian Cancellara tweeted on Thursday that he's in bed with a fever, but that's no reason to write the Swiss rider off ahead of the Giro d'Italia time trial

Fabian Cancellara at Challenge Mallorca (Watson)

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

It's too early to write off Fabian Cancellara's chances of winning the Giro d'Italia's opening stage on Friday, with the prolific Swiss rider having been successful before when feeling under the weather.

The Trek-Segafredo rider planned to spend all day in bed on Thursday to try and overcome a fever he's been struck down with ahead of the 9.8km time trial in Apeldoorn, and didn't train with his team.

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