Zabriski Rides Into ToC Leader’s Jersey
American takes stage five time trial
Garmin-Barracuda rider Dave Zabriskie on Thursday captured the overall leader’s jersey in the Tour of California with a victory in stage five’s individual time trial. Zabriskie, 33, finished 23 seconds clear of RadioShack Nissan Trek veteran Jens Voigt, putting him into the overall lead ahead of fellow American Tejay Van Garderen by half a minute. Zabriskie hopes the ride will persuade U.S. cycling officials to select him for the Olympic Games time trial. “It’s coming soon when they make the Olympic selection, so I wanted to put in a good performance for that,” he said. Van Garderen, 25, is considered a strong threat to win the race outright. The tour continues Friday with a mountain stage finishing at altitude in Big Bear Lake and concludes on Sunday in Los Angeles.
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