Tour of California: Zabriskie 2nd in Time Trial in Solvang
The beauty of an individual time trial is there is always something to grab your attention. Someone rolling out of the start. A teammate crossing the midway checkpoint. A mad sprint to the finish. Changes atop the leaderboard. And such was the case today in Solvang for three hours of racing in staggered starts on the 15-mile course of Stage 6 of the Tour of California.
Excitement rushed through Team Garmin and its fans when Dave Zabriskie, the last of the argyle armada on the course in the fourth-to-final spot, crossed the intermediate checkpoint in 19'19" – beating the previous best split by 13 seconds. And the exhilaration peaked when Zabriskie crossed the line in 30:48, more than 8 seconds faster than the previous leader. Dave Z, sporting his Captain America speedsuit that comes with being the national time trial champion, withstood the challenges right up to the end. But Levi Leipheimer, the overall race leader and winner of this stage the past two years, capped the day with a time of 30:39. In the end, fans of Team Garmin were proud to see their superhero – the four-time U.S. champion - take the podium for the second time in two time trials.
Be sure to stay tuned to the Team Garmin blog for updates throughout the weekend, especially as the crew in Portugal get ready for an individual time trial of their own, with Danny Pate and David Millar positioned well to make things interesting.
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