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Cancellara misses out on Worlds double gold

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Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) rode his heart out and was visibly disappointed at finishing fifth.

Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) rode his heart out and was visibly disappointed at finishing fifth. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) after the finish

Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) after the finish (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) is followed by eventual winner Cadel Evans (Australia).

Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) is followed by eventual winner Cadel Evans (Australia). (Image credit: Sirotti)

Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara came agonisingly close to becoming the first cyclist to win the World Championship time trial and road race in the same year. He was part of a decisive, final-lap move in today's road race in Mendrisio, Switzerland, but finished fifth, three days after winning time trial gold.