Just to name a few, his credentials stand at: Two-time Olympic and four-time world champion in the individual time trial, three-time winner of the classic Paris–Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders, winner of the Tirreno Adriatico and the Tour de Suisse. And while he has stopped chasing further titles since the end of the 2016 season, Fabian Cancellara — better known to you and I as, Spartacus — remains, an exemplary gracious, champion.
If you are, however, unfamiliar with the Swiss cyclist, have a read of this interview, where Wei Koh caught up with Cancellara just ahead of his retirement. Everything you need to know get up to speed about Fabian Cancellara, is all there.
Recently, with the help of brand partner IWC, Cancellara announced that he was going to get back on his cycle as part of an event he’s calling Chasing Cancellara. While he will be riding at the event, he won’t necessarily be racing. Rather the purpose behind the event is to allow some 333 qualifying fans of the cyclist to come ride alongside the champ in an attempt to try and overtake him.
Surely the champ will be cruisn’, while everyone else chases him. But what happens if someone does overtake Cancellara? Well, that lucky cyclist will then be awarded with a Fabian-Cancellara-Conqueror-Certificate.
It’s really nothing official. Just a fun way for Cancellara to stay rooted to the sport and community that is close to his heart. If you happen to be in Switzerland and wish to join in, check out chasingcancellara.com for race dates, locations and other details.