Cancellara downplays role in Bruyneel departure

After six months away from racing, Fabian Cancellara has made his return to competitive action this week at the Tour of Qatar, the early test site of choice for the cobbled classics. His focus on late March and early April is already such that, on Monday night, he watched a DVD of last year's Tour of Flanders in his hotel room, but Cancellara was also asked to revisit the recent past when he spoke with a small group of journalists in Doha.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.