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Cancellara cycles off into golden retirement with Olympic win

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Cancellara cycles off into golden retirement with Olympic win

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Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellara is riding off into a golden retirement – after scooping a second Olympic time-trial title.

Britain’s Chris Froome had been tipped for victory on the 54.5 kilometre circuit in Brazil, but Cancellara was in a league of his own and nailed it.

“It’s quite special, it’s an amazing day after 16 years, in the last season before my retirement, to reach a gold medal,” said Cancellara.

“I mean I won a gold already in Beijing at the Olympics, and a silver as well and now it’s just a fantastic day. I’m happy, proud, just amazing.”

Cancellara pulled out of the Tour de France after the 17th stage to keep his energy levels up for the Olympics.

And it paid off – the gold in Rio being the icing on the cake for the 35-year-old, who bows out of professional cycling on a high.

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