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Cancellara unfazed by crash with car

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Cycling News
Published:
January 14, 18:53,
Updated:
January 14, 18:54
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing)

Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing)

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Trek rider escaped with minor injuries over weekend

Classics star Fabian Cancellara escaped a run-in with a car while training on his home roads in Bern, Switzerland with only minor scrapes and bruises this weekend, La Gazzetta dello Sport reported today.

Cancellara's attendance at this week's Trek Factory Team camp in Mallorca was not affected by the incident, which happened when a car cut him off and sent him to the tarmac.

"[It is] nothing to worry about," his team manager Luca Guercilena told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "We've backed off his training a bit to work on his base."

The 32-year-old took part in the team's media day and presentation last week, and was asked about the fact that he and rival Tom Boonen have taken turns being unable to be competitive in the cobbled Classics because of crashes in the past two years.

"That's what makes racing special: nothing is predictable," Cancellara said on Friday. "I respect [Boonen] a lot. Of course I didn’t want to see him on the ground but I was on the ground the year before. Sport is not predictable."

 

DAVE P 8 months ago
Jeez even the stars are vunerable to idiot drivers. Being a competitive cyclist is why I became a driving instructor.
Cance > TheRest 8 months ago
Good nothing happened! REALLY looking forward to this years cobbled classics like never before!!
Edward Winkler 8 months ago
Somebodys car is messed up, Wow how tough is this guy. Just joking, I am glad he is OK. I guess there are horrible drivers averywhere.
niggarigga 8 months ago
What happened to the driver? Is he dead yet? ..or was it hit and run?
Raoul Duke 8 months ago
If some fans witnessed this I suspect the driver would be in hospital! Not that I would wish that tho...just wish drivers would wise up, but it will never happen. Even on a motorcycle you take your life in your hands riding in the city
Lucifa 8 months ago
Well if you're going to train on the road with vehicles, you gotta expect this to happen every so often. If you don't, you're a fool.
PCM Geek 8 months ago
Where else can you train or just ride? You are absolutely correct unfortunately...