Olympic time trial champion Fabian Cancellara produced another performance worthy of the yellow jersey holder on the third stage of the Tour de France Tuesday.
And despite expecting to lose the overall lead before the first big climbing test of the race this weekend, the RadioShack-Nissan rider believes his guardianship of the fabled tunic has boosted his Olympic hopes.
“I expect a lot from myself,” said Cancellara, who finished an impressive fourth on the uphill finish behind Slovak winner Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale). “I haven’t reached the peak of my condition…
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