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The bike that Fabian Cancellara used in his final Tour of Flanders in which he placed second sold at auction last week for €16,100.
The Trek Domane SLR was unwashed and still had the number plate from the race. It featured a custom paint scheme in honour of his retirement year, including his De Ronde placings in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 inscribed on the top tube.
Instead of Cancellara’s name on the frame, his mechanic Roger Theel used ‘Tony M’ referring to an inside joke.
“Roger put a small name of Tony Montana on the bike when I raced the Roubaix one year, it took off from there,” Cancellara said. “I’m not really related with his philosophy, it’s just a classic old Oliver Stone movie.”
“We always laughed about the name, the Americans grab on it.”
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