Fabian Cancellara is a non-starter for Tour de France stage 11

Fabian Cancellara leaves Tour de France to prepare for the 2014 World Championships in September

Fabian Cancellara in the 2014 Tour of Flanders

(Image credit: Watson)

Fabian Cancellara will not start Wednesday's Tour de France stage 11 in Besançon, having withdrawn from the race to focus on his preparation for the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in September.

"I will travel home now and take a little break," said Cancellara via his Trek Factory Racing team during Tuesday's rest day.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.