Tour of Flanders bike change

Fabian Cancellara flatted on the cobbles in Holleweg yesterday and changed wheels, when he noticed brake problems. He needed a bike change with less than 50 km to go to to the finish. Watch this smooth as silk exchange with the Saxo Bank team mechanics (with a nice assist from Rabobank?)



Saxo Bank repaired the bike and took a shortcut to meet up with Cancellara again so he could get his racing bike back, after which he went on the attack for a victory in the 2010 Ronde van Vlaanderen.

H/T to Zoe. Results, news, links and photos at Steephill.TV. Hover on 2010 Tour of Flandres photos below for captions. I didn’t see any of Fabian’s trademark fingerbangs this time.


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5 Comments

  • April 5, 2010 - 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Damn…video has been removed…

  • April 5, 2010 - 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Oh no! It was pretty impressive.

  • April 6, 2010 - 4:54 am | Permalink

    Fabian's not a fingerbanger, is he? That would ruin it for me…

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  • April 6, 2010 - 8:46 am | Permalink

    Oh that's right, that's Contador.

    All of these European names confuse me. I should pick a real American sport with American names.

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