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Cancellara may not defend title

By:
Bjorn Haake in Vielha
Published:
September 10, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:49 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, September 10, 2008

Reigning world and olympic champion Fabian Cancellara (Team CSC Saxo Bank) might not start in the...

Reigning world and olympic champion Fabian Cancellara (Team CSC Saxo Bank) might not start in the upcoming World Championships in Varese, Italy.

"Physically it's no problem but I am not sure if I have the will and the motivation to start. And if I'm not completely motivated, I don't want to start," Cancellara told the Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick.

"During the Olympics I was in seventh heaven but it did not last long," said Cancellara, who feels he may need a break after such a busy season. "I'm just a human being, not a machine," he said.

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