Fabian Cancellara: 'Motor allegations hurt, but I didn't need to prove anything to anyone'

Cancellara says he proved throughout his career that he was capable of winning the world's biggest races

Fabian Cancellara at the 2010 Tour of Flanders (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Allegations of using a motorised bike hurt Fabian Cancellara, the former time trial Olympic champion and Classics star, but he says he always proved himself at the highest level.

Cancellara retired in 2016 and is remembered as one of the greats over the cobbles of the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. Rumours circulated in 2010 that the Swiss used a motor in his bike when he won both in the same season.

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