Feeling the Bern: Cancellara's Tour de France homecoming

In hindsight, it was something of an omen. On the day Fabian Cancellara's final Tour de France visited his hometown of Bern, most of the noise in the finishing straight was being generated by a boisterous group of Slovak supporters, who blared horns and chanted the mantra of ‘Sagan, Sagan, Sagan' over and over again as the peloton drew nearer to the Swiss capital.

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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.