Fabian Cancellara in my mind now is the best rider I have ever seen in my short life. On the Mur de Grammont Fabian Cancellara was riding with Tom Boonen and after attacking 44km's to go splitting the peleton on the Molleneberg. Round the steepest corner of the Mur de Frammont Fabian just rode away from Tom Boonen. He took the corner right on the inside while Boonen was weaving all over the road and he just kept going. By the time Boonen had reached the top of the hill Cancelara was down the other side. From there he just time trialled away the rest of the stage.
After the incredible performance you have to wonder if Cancellara is one of the best riders ever. He joined the elite club of riders who have won the three biggest classics (Milan San-Remo, Tour of Flanders and the Paris-Roubaix). The thing that I find most amazing about Fabian Cancellara is the elegance of his riding. He seems just to be able to ride away from the field like in the 2008 Milan San Remo where he attacked with 2km's to go. Although I'm to young to really know about Eddy Merckx I relate him to Fabian Cancellara.
Fabian Cancellara know must have won almost every thing he really wants to win except for a Road race world championship but you've got to remember that he is only 29. He in my opinion completely open to debate the best rider I have ever seen in my life.
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