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Cancellara Swiss Male Athlete of the Year

Olympic Gold Medal winner Fabian Cancellara was named Swiss Male Athlete of the Year Saturday night at the Credit Suisse Sports Awards. He won ahead of tennis player Roger Federer and skier Didier Cuche.

Cancellara, 27, topped of his year with two Olympic medals in Beijing. He won gold in the time trial and bronze in the road race.

The CSC Saxo Bank rider had 10 victories on the season, including Milano-Sanremo, the overall title in Tirreno-Adriatico and two stages in the Tour de Suisse. (SW)

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Based in the southeastern United States, Peter produces race coverage for all disciplines, edits news and writes features. The New Jersey native has 30 years of road racing and cyclo-cross experience, starting in the early 1980s as a Junior in the days of toe clips and leather hairnets. Over the years he's had the good fortune to race throughout the United States and has competed in national championships for both road and 'cross in the Junior and Masters categories. The passion for cycling started young, as before he switched to the road Peter's mission in life was catching big air on his BMX bike.