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Cancellara wins road gold in Switzerland

Fabian Cancellara has closed out the Swiss national championships by winning the mens road race on Sunday afternoon, in Nyon.

BMC duo of Mattias Frank and Thomas Frei were the only riders able to follow Cancellara when the Saxo Bank rider attacked the field in the closing laps of the race.

Showing the form that took him to recent overall victory in the Tour de Suisse Cancellara was too strong for Frank in the final sprint. The two leaders finishing 18 seconds clear of Frei.

For runner up, Frank, it was his second silver of the Swiss championships after finishing behind Reubens Bertogliati in Wednesday’s individual time trial.

BMC directeur sportif John Lelangue was please with the result of his riders. "Taking 2nd and 3rd is an accomplishment for this team, especially seeing how strong Cancellara is at the moment," he said.

Cancellara will now head to the Tour de France dressed in the jersey of Swiss champion. Despite having won the national time trial seven, today’s win was Cancellara’s first in the road race.


1Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank)4:11:23
2Mathias Frank (BMC Racing Team)
3Thomas Frei (BMC Racing Team)0:00:18
4Simon Zahner (Bürgis Cycling Team)0:00:40
5Andreas Dietziker (Vorarlberg-Corratec)
6Florian Stalder (BMC Racing Team)
7Silvere Ackermann (Vorarlberg-Corratec)
8Laurent Beuret (Team Carmiooro & A-Style)0:00:45
9Sven Schelling (VC Mendrisio PL Valli)0:02:57
10Pascal Hungerbuhler (Vorarlberg-Corratec)
11Pirmin Lang (Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei)0:04:24
12Markus Zberg (BMC Racing Team)
13Michael Schar (Astana Cycling Team)
14Steve Bovay (BMC Racing Team)
15Alexandre Moos (BMC Racing Team)
16Raymond Kunzli (Bürgis Cycling Team)
17Roger Devittori (VC Mendrisio PL Valli)
18Martin Kohler (BMC Racing Team)0:06:45
19Andreas Anderegg (Chanvieu Chavanieux)
20Reto Hollenstein (Vorarlberg-Corratec)
21David Loosli (Lampre)
22Maxime Beney (Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei)0:09:56
23Joel Frey (Team Hörmann VC Pfaffnau-Roggiswil)0:10:00
24Raphaël Addy (Valais Cycling Team)
25Patrick Luternauer (VC Pfaffnau-Roggliswil)
26David Locher (Alchimist Skoda/Cyclophile Sédunois)
27Guillaume Dessibourg (Nazionale Elettronica new Slot-Hadimec)
28Fabian Krienbuhler (VC Sursee/
29Patrick Calcagni (Team Barloworld)
30Nazareno Rossi (Team Serramenti Diqugiovanni-Androni Giocattoli)
31Janusch Laule (Stegcompputer-Neotel-CKT)
32Simon Wyss (Group Sportif Rufalex)
33Sébastien Reichenbach (BMC-Sogecoma-Hottinger Valais Cycling)
34Aurélien Clerc (AG2R La Mondiale)
35Michel Luginbuhl (RC Steffisburg-Bikecenter Radsport)
36Bruno Guggisber (VC Mendrisio PL Valli)
37David Vitoria (Rock Racing)
38Michael Albasini (Team Columbia Highroad)
39Julien Taramarcaz (VC Mendrisio PL Valli)
40Tobias Eggli (Nazionale Elettronica new Slot-Hadimec)
41Daniel Suter (Team Hörmann VC Pfaffnau-Roggiswil)
42Guillaume Bourgeois (Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei)
43Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team)
44Martin Elmiger (AG2R La Mondiale)
45Rubens Bertogliati (VC Lugano/Diquigiovanni-Androni)
46Gregy Rast (Astana Cycling Team)
47Elias Schmah (Vorarlberg-Corratec)
DNFAndreas Moser (Bürgis Cycling Team)
DNFRoman Muller (Group Sportif Rufalex)
DNFFlorian Stutz (Team Hörmann VC Pfaffnau-Roggiswil)
DNFKevin Jost (RRC Thun/Bikecenter Radsport)
DNFStefan Trafelet (VC Mendrisio PL Valli)
DNFMarcel Wyss (Cervélo Test Team)
DNFJanick Wisler (Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei)
DNFHerbert Schwab (RRC Nordwest/Team Quick Step)
DNFRolf Kobelt (Bürgis Cycling Team)
DNFRèmy Maurer (VC Mendrisio PL Valli)
DNFMartin Muller (VC Steinmaur)
DNFPatrick Schelling (VC Fischingen/Raiffeisen Neckertal-Volg)
DNFStefan Nagelin (Group Sportif Rufalex)
DNFMirco Saggiorato (Bürgis Cycling Team)
DNFFabien Wolf (Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei)
DNFRoman Andres (Group Sportif Rufalex)
DNFDavid Hoch (VC Steinmaur)
DNFMathieu Rochat (AC Broye)
DNFAndreas Rutishauser (Alchimist Skoda/RMV Cham-Hagendorf)
DNFBernhard Furger (Group Sportif Rufalex)
DNFUeli Kieliger (team cycling sports)
DNFPatric Kottmann (RRZ Nordwest)
DNFPatrick Wettstein (Alchimist Skoda/VC Industrie Zürich)
DNFFabien Steiner (VC Franches-Montagnes)
DNFMichael Baer (Nazionale Elettronica new Slot-Hadimec)
DNFDaniel Henggeler (Nazionale Elettronica new Slot-Hadimec)
DNFLukas Kalt (Alchimist Skoda/VC Leibstadt)
DNFIvan Boutellier (Alchimist Skoda/VMC Gansingen)
DNFNicolas Schnyder (VC Lancy/Chambéry-Cyclisme-Formation)
DNFJonathan Fumeaux (CC Etupes)
DNFRomain Beney (VC Mendrisio PL Valli)
DNFFabio Anelli (VC Mendrisio PL Valli)
DNFYves Corminboeuf (New work/SCOTT/SRAM)
DNFGrégory Ornon (Pédale des Eaux-Vives)
DNFXavier Charles (Cyclophile Morgiens)
DNFSteven Baertsch (Bürgis Cycling Team)
DNFDavid Jansen (Group Sportif Rufalex)
DNFLukas Rohner (Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei)
DNFYves Mercier (SCO Dijon Team-Lapierre)
DNFValentin Schild (VC Orbe)
DNFRolf Pfosi (RMV Chur/Bikeparadise Race Team)
DNFBastien Lapaire (BMC-Sogecoma-Hottinger Valais Cycling)
DNFFlorian Musy (VC Orbe)
DNFLionel Vare (Group Sportif Rufalex)
DNFVincent Uebersax (Bürgis Cycling Team)
DNFRoger Beuchat (Stegcompputer-Neotel-CKT)
DNFPatrick Frutschi (Group Sportif Rufalex)
DNFDominic Zund (Group Sportif Rufalex)
DNFNadir Bariffi (VC Mendrisio)
DNFRaphaël Ludemann (VC Montreux)
DNFGregory Pittet (Pédale des Eaux-Vives)
DNSLukas Oehen (Bürgis Cycling Team)
DNSRené Murpf (Team Hörmann VC Pfaffnau-Roggiswil)
DNSMario Birrer (VC Basilisk Tanyx Consulting/Velo Schrade)
DNSNico Bruengger (VC Mendrisio PL Valli)
DNSPeter Ludi (VC Pfaffnau-Pneuhaus Frank)
DNSTobias Lussi (Alchimist-Scoda/RMV Cham-Hagendorf)
DNSLionel Wust (Bourg Ain Cyclisme)
DNSDominique Stark (Atlas-Romer's Hausbäckerei)
DNSGuiseppe Atenzi (Nazionale Elettronica new Slot-Hadimec)
DNSLoic Aubert (VC Orbe / Team Alchimist Skoda)
DNSMaxime Bally (VC Caladois)
DNSMarco Sterchi (CL Ostermundigen)
DNSLars Streit (team cycling sports)
DNSMarco Sterci (CI Ostermundigen)
DNSNicolas Fischer (V.C. Annemasse)

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