Spartacus returns to Adelaide (virtually),
for Chasing Cancellara
|The Santos Festival of Cycling is thrilled to announce a Virtual Chasing Cancellara Time Trial on the FulGaz platform to take place on Thursday 21 January. |
Fans from around the world can watch the world time trial and Olympic champion as he and some of the best past, present, and future cycling professionals take on participate in the ‘Chasing Cancellara” event race series, that ventures to Australia for the first time, albeit virtually.
Fans can also watch on live at an event put on by the SkyCity venue, The District, Adelaide, South Australia which will be streamed through Facebook live.
Fabian Cancellara is arguably one of the greatest cyclists of his generation, who prior to retiring in 2016 was a winner of 4 world time trial championships, 2 Olympic time trial Gold Medals, and countless cycling monuments.
Joining Cancellara will be some of the best past, present and future riders racing the champion through a demanding 18.4km FulGaz segment as they take on the popular Greenhill Road climb, before venturing through a punchy and scenic part of the Adelaide Hills.
“Whilst I never had a chance to race at the Santos Tour Down Under, I loved my time at TDU in January 2020 taking to the roads of Adelaide, and I’m eager to see the circuit that has been put together that climbs from the Adelaide suburbs into the hills”, says Cancellara.
”We are assembling some great names to take part, and we hope it will be an entertaining event to participate in, watch live or online around the world” he added.
A number of Fabian’s former team-mates are expected to join him, including Andy Schleck and Jens Voigt as they battle the up and coming pros of the future from the Swiss Racing Academy, and current stars of the peloton, including Esteban Chaves and Lucy Kennedy of Team Bike-Exchange, Rachel Neylan of Cronos-Casa Dorado, Lauren Stephens of Tibco Silicon Valley Bank and FulGaz Ambassador, Brodie Champman of FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope.
Chaves, a two-time grand tour podium finisher, and a monument winner said, “I last raced in Adelaide in 2017, and while I obviously can’t be there this year, I’m looking forward to taking on Fabian up a challenging Adelaide Hills climb”.
More information on other notable participating riders will be communicated closer to the event through www.tourdownunder.com.au.
Thursday 21 January 2021
7pm Adelaide (ACDST) / 9:30am Central European Time (CET)
The District @ Sky City Adelaide
SkyCity Adelaide, 125 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Free entry (venue has a COVIDsafe capacity of 100)
|WATCH LIVE |
via Santos Tour Down Under Facebook live
|About Fabian Cancellara:|
Fabian Cancellara is a former Swiss pro cyclist. As a winner of two Olympic gold medals, four Time Trial World Championships, three Tour of Flanders and Paris – Roubaix titles respectively, he goes down as one of the greatest cyclist in the history of the sport. After his career, Fabian entered the world of business and formed his own company the Fabian Cancellara AG. With his company he tries to get as many people involved in cycling as possible, whether through his international racing series “Chasing Cancellara” or the B2B platform “Inside Cancellara”.
|About Chasing Cancellara:|
Chasing Cancellara is Fabian Cancellara’s international race series for amateur cyclists. Offering different challenges and formats, Chasing Cancellara is the perfect cycling platform for everybody sharing the passion for cycling. With prestigious destinations such as Flanders, Zermatt and Copenhagen, Chasing Cancellara offers unique cycling experiences all over the globe.