August 23 2012 | Print Print Page
CANCELLARA CALLS IT QUITS

Fabian Cancellara will not return to action in 2012. The Swiss is going to get further surgery on his collarbone, he broke in the spring in the Tour of Flanders. He misses the World Championships in Valkenburg.

Despite his injury Cancellara still won four races: the Strade Bianche, the time trial in the Tirreno-Adriatico, the Swiss time trial title and the prologue of the Tour de France. He also wore the yellow jersey for seven days.

During the Olympics in London Cancellara lost his time trial title to Bradley Wiggins. A few days before the Olympic the title defender fell during the road race. He again suffered from his not quite recovered collarbone because of that.