Cancellara Wins Tour of Flanders for Second Time
Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Leopard) has won the Tour of Flanders for the third time. The Swiss rider dropped Peter Sagan (Cannondale) on the final ascent of the Paterberg to win the rugged, 250-km classic in 6:06:01. Sagan finished second at 1:27, and Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) took third at 1:29.
sacrificing time with our families. I can count on two hands the number of days I’ve been home this winter. It hasn’t been easy for my wife and kids but these are the hard choices we make. My career won’t last forever so it’s important to pick moments to enjoy. This victory is for my family and team. They gave me so much support. And for the fans – it was a perfect day. My second win in Flanders has been exceptional. I will relax now and recover from this effort and see what happens next week.”
What will happen next week? Will Cancellara dominate Paris-Roubaix 2013 as he did the Tour of Flanders? Will Paris-Roubaix weather conditions be rainy, snowy or sunny? Will Boonen recover from today’s injuries and successfully defend his title? Will Sagan pip his more experienced rivals and win the Queen of the Classics? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!