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Cancellara receives the 'golden pedal'

By:
Monika Prell
Published:
February 23, 2007, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 19:53 BST
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Latest Cycling News for February 23, 2007
World TT champ Fabian Cancellara

World TT champ Fabian Cancellara

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Sharp-eyed racing fans attending the Tour of California prologue in San Francisco earlier this week...

Sharp-eyed racing fans attending the Tour of California prologue in San Francisco earlier this week may have noticed something special about the Speedplay Team CSC Edition Zero pedals on the machine of 2006 world time trial champion, Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara.

To celebrate Cancellara’s gold medal performance in 2006, Speedplay presented Cancellara with a pair of 24 carat gold-plated Zero pedals for the rider’s first time trial in the rainbow colours of the world champion.

Cancellara was expected to start Friday’s decisive time trial stage in Solvang on the prized pedals, so fans who missed seeing the pedals on Sunday may be able to catch a glimpse of the glittering gold Speedplay Zeros. Speedplay, the supplier of pedals to Team CSC, Health Net/Maxxis, Navigators Insurance and Priority Health, is also exhibiting each day at the 'Tour of California Lifestyle Festival presented by Health Net'. At the exhibition there are displays on the pedals, including its new Speedplay 'Light Action'. Visitors can test the new Light Action along with the other pedals, as well as a competition to win a pair of Speedplay pedals.

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