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Swiss Italians - Fabian Cancellara (Paperback) Loot Price: R253
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Swiss Italians - Fabian Cancellara (Paperback): Books Llc
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 103. Not illustrated. Chapters: Fabian Cancellara. Excerpt: Fabian Cancellara (born 18 March 1981) is a Swiss professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour Team Saxo Bank. A time trial specialist, he has been three time World Time Trial Champion and is the current Olympic gold medalist. He is also a winner of Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix (twice), Milan-San Remo, Tirreno-Adriatico, Tour de Suisse, Monte Paschi Eroica, and three prologues of the Tour de France. Cancellara and his wife Stefanie have one daughter, Giuliana. Cancellara was born in Wohlen bei Bern, a municipality near the city of Berne, Switzerland to Italian parents that had emigrated from San Fele. He discovered cycling at the age of 13 after falling in love with an old family bike that he had found in the garage and immediately gave up football to concentrate on cycling. Cancellara's cycling skills began to blossom at an early age, when he impressed as a time trialist and dominated Swiss junior cycling. Yvan Girard, Swiss national junior team coach from 1997 to 2005, was quoted saying that Cancellara was head and shoulders above everyone else in the time trials. He won the junior World Time Trial Championship in both 1998 and 1999 and at the age of 19 he came in second at the 2000 U-23 World Time Trial Championship, after which he turned professional with Mapei-Quick Step, then one of the strongest teams in the world. Cancellara rode as stagiaire for the Mapei-Quick Step team in late 2000 before joining the team for the 2001 season as a member of the "Young Riders Project." Cancellara's first victory as a professional came at the prologue of the Tour of Rhodes, were he also won the overall final general classification. For 2002 the Mapei team split into two formations per UCI regulations, the "Top Team" with 25 riders and the GS-III "Gruppo Giovani" (youth grou...


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 104
ISBN-13: 978-1-156-63322-9
Barcode: 9781156633229
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-156-63322-2

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