Icon is a word that gets thrown around a lot in cycling, but if there’s one person it applies to then it’s Fabian Cancellara.
The Swiss rider that dominated time trials and one-day races over the past decade is the first to admit he likes going fast, really
fast. And when you enjoy something and are good at it, results in the biggest races follow. Early success came on the time trial courses of World Championships and Grand Tours, followed by eternal glory at prestigious one-day classics like Milan–San Remo, Flanders, and Roubaix. In his sixteen years as a professional, the dominant figure of Cancellara brought home two Olympic Gold medals from Rio and Beijing, as well as no fewer than four seasons spent in a rainbow time trial suit. With less of an interest in hunting World Champion stripes these days, Cancellara spends equal time riding with his wife and daughters as he does heading up a dynamic business venture with his innovative global race series, Chasing Cancellara, as well as a host of corporate events. He was always a well-liked cyclist, and now it looks like he may be even more popular than ever.