Fabian Cancellara: I gave it all I had in Tour of Flanders, but I'm not Superman

Cancellara was left disappointed after finishing second to Peter Sagan in his final Tour of Flanders, but said that he's 'not Superman'

Fabian Cancellara on the podium after placing second in the 2016 Tour of Flanders

(Image credit: Watson)

Fabian Cancellara could not manage to set the Tour of Flanders record of four wins in his last season. He admitted defeat to Peter Sagan, saying "I'm not Superman' after placing second in Oudenaarde, Belgium, this afternoon.

The Swiss classics specialist of team Trek-Segafredo is retiring at the end of 2016. In a sunny Flanders today, he chased Sagan's winning move over the Kwaremont and Paterberg climb, edged closer, but could not win the duel. He finished at 25 seconds to the world champion.

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