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by Matt de Neef
November 14, 2016
In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Leonardo Duque wins the Tour of Taihu Lake; Van der Poel, Cant win at Superprestige Gavere; Belgian velodrome packed out to farewell Fabian Cancellara; Pauline Ferrand-Prevot to continue mixing road and MTB in 2017; Matteo Tosatto’s career in the balance after Trek-Segafredo lead goes cold; World’s first backflip-manual-frontflip; The Man Ride documentary.
Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) might have ridden his last UCI-classifed race at the Olympics back in August, but the Swiss powerhouse got a proper send-off at the ‘t Kuipke velodrome in Ghent over the weekend.
In his last ever race as a professional, Cancellara beat Sir Bradley Wiggins in a 2km individual pursuit, delighting a crowd of more than 6,000.
Cancellara ends his career with three wins at Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders, four world time individual time trial titles, two Olympic gold medals, seven stages of the Tour de France, a win at Milan-San Remo and many more victories besides.