Fabian Cancellara will quit the Vuelta a Espaa in order to prepare for the upcoming World Championships in Copenhagen.
This Vuelta has been really demanding. Besides the time trial in Salamanca, I was dedicated to help Daniele Bennati in the sprints and Jakob and Maxime, our duo for the GC, in the climbs, says Cancellara. In order to be fresh in Copenhagen, I need to take some rest now and then pick up training again.
Cancellara, the first man to win four world time trial titles (2007, 2007, 2009 and 2010), is looking forward to defending his title on September 21. I think a reigning world champion should always defend his jersey, so Im going to try to win the time trial for the fifth time.
Im very pleased that the time trial is already on Wednesday, which allows for an extra day of recuperation in view of the road race on Sunday, concludes Cancellara.