Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 12, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mareczko wins a third stage of Tour of Taihu Lake; Aerts, Cant win at Jaarmarktcross; Contador: ‘If I win the Tour I will retire’; Wiggle High5 adds five for 2017; Cancellara unveils autobiography, talks about future plans; Ireland’s first indoor velodrome in doubt; 24-hour world time trial championships; Marianne Vos visits Western Australia; Spinning goes to the big screen; Daniel Oss: Just Ride #3; The Book of Cross, chapter 4.

Cancellara unveils autobiography, talks about future plans

by CyclingTips

Recently retired Fabian Cancellara presented his new autobiography on Thursday in Belgium, and admitted he is already enjoying his time away from the bike, and more importantly, the bathroom scale.

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“I am already put on more than five or six kilos since the Games in Rio,” he joked, saying that since winning gold in Rio he has hardly touched a bike. “It is scary though, if you feel you are slowing. I would still like a bit of fitness. Not that I should be as sharp as Sven [Nys],”he joked. “But I have to keep an eye on it anyway. Once you’re no longer racing the kilos add on quickly.”

He said that he has not had time to even think about riding with all the obligations since the Olympics.

“Since Rio I’ve had 1,001 things in progress. Sponsorship events, bicycle fairs, galas, it does not stop. I suspect it will be less busy in a few weeks and I can not really make plans on what is next. Sports marketing — I can already rely on my experience as a rider himself, but still want to study some too. It is a side of the sport that fascinates me and where I want to learn more.

“And of course, first of all I want to spend more time with my family, my friends. After 16 years of cycling at a high level, in a team, I deserve some freedom.”

Click through to read more at Gazet van Antwerpen.