Fabian Cancellara leaves Giro d'Italia after placing fourth in time trial

Swiss time trial star Fabian Cancellara off the pace due to illness in the Giro d'Italia's long time trial on Sunday, leaves the race after the stage

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Fabian Cancellara's Giro d'Italia time trial hopes faded on Sunday in Chianti with stomach flu recovery taking longer than he would have liked. He finished fourth behind stage winner Primož Roglič (Etixx-QuickStep) and left the race after the stage to focus on the remainder of the season.

Cancellara fell sick two days before the opening time trial in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. He was unable to fight for the stage win and pink jersey on day one as hoped and has paid since.

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