Phil Gaimon vs. Fabian Cancellara to compete head to head at one of Fabian’s Chasing Cancellara Races. Below is the how it became real. The Domestic Cookie Monster vs. Spartacus.
Phil Gaimon made headlines back in 2017 with the release of his new book Draft Animals: Living the Pro Cycling Dream (Once in a While). Within the book, Gaimon brought up past rumors of Fabian Cancellara motor doping, and a few reviewers of the book were quick to bring those comments to light.
“When you watch the footage, his accelerations don’t look natural at all, like he’s having trouble staying on the top of the pedals… That fucker probably did have a motor.”
Those statements became the talking point of his new book and Fabian Cancellara even took notice, Fabian’s legal team even asked Phil’s publisher to remove the book from sale and issue an apology from Phil. Phil responded with a statement of his own on his website here; just saying people were making a big deal out of it and to relax.
Fabian Strikes Back:
After Fabian wasted money hiring a legal team to craft a letter, he figured he could recoup some money by challenging Phil to participate in one of his Chasing Cancellara Races. The race involves participants to start in front of Fabian and attempt to stay in front until the end of the race. Phil thinking he was just joking blew it off.
Fabian Strikes Back Again:
On 1/26/2018, Fabian stated it again on Cyclingnews.com, most likely plugging his race trying to earn a few more dollars, but then he contacted Phil on Twitter stating that he doesn’t know him… :0 Anyways, Phil is up for the challenge, hopefully he will negotiate free registration and accommodations. Being retired and all he needs to be careful with his nest egg.
Fabian Strikes Back Again and Again:
Fabian posted another Instagram post on 2/2/2018, pondering which course he should invite Phil to.
Phil Provides An Update:
On February 13, 2018, Phil posted a video to explain what is being talked about behind the scenes between Fabian’s camp and Phil’s.
Head to Head Stats:
Below are the videos that are normally referenced when discussing Fabian’s talked about moto doping accusations.
Who will win?