Rider profile: Fabian Cancellara
The dashing Fabian Cancellara is the best time-triallist of his generation, winning the World Time Trial Championship four times.
The Swiss rider has spent a total of 28 days with Le Tour's famous yellow jersey on his back, longer than anyone who hasn't won the race – not that he has the climbing ability ever to challenge seriously for the GC.
Cancellara also has eight Tour stage wins to his name, and has proudly defended the maillot jaune whenever it has come into his possession.
Now 32, and in the early autumn of his career, the RadioShack-Leopard powerhouse shows no signs of slowing down. He's been in superb form so far in 2013, winning the Tour of Flanders and his third Paris-Roubaix title.
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Fabian Cancellara has withdrawn from the Tour de France ahead of today's 148-kilometre 11th stage from Albertville to La Toussuire
Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara explains to ITV Sport why there are so many crashes on Le Tour these days after another bad one on Stage 4 sees Briton Mark Cavendish hit the tarmac hard
Yellow jersey holder Fabian Cancellara told Ned Boulting that he was happy to complete Stage 3 in one piece after a number of crashes throughout the day disrupted the peloton
Peter Sagan revealed that Fabian Cancellara's early move for Stage 1 victory played into his hands, after the Slovakian pipped the Swiss rider and Edvald Boasson Hagen to the line
Prologue winner Fabian Cancellara looked to the future in Liege following a tortuous build-up for his RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team