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DZ wins Missouri TT, takes overall race lead!

Friday, September 11, 2009
Missouri — Four-time U.S. Time Trial Champion Dave Zabriskie kept Garmin-Slipstream’s hot streak alive on Friday with a stage win at the Tour of Missouri. Zabriskie crushed the field in the hilly 30.5-kilometer time trial in Sedalia, beating second-place finisher Gustav Larsson of Sweden by 30 seconds. It was Garmin-Slipstream’s second major win on Friday, after Ryder Hesjedal’s mountaintop stage win at the Vuelta a España.

Zabriskie’s dominant performance put him in command of the overall Tour of Missouri standings. With two stages remaining, he holds a 30-second lead over Larrson. American Tom Zirbel is third, 44 seconds back.

Now Zabriskie and the Garmin-Slipstream squad will attempt to defend the lead and take the overall Tour of Missouri title for the second straight year. Christian Vande Velde won last year’s race but unfortunately had to abandon this year’s race after fracturing his hand in a Stage 1 crash.


TOUR OF MISSOURI
September 7-13
Stage 5, Sedalia TT, 30.5km

1. David Zabriskie (USA), Garmin-Slipstream, 36:30
2. Gustav Larsson (Swe), Saxo Bank, at 0:30
3. Tom Zirbel (USA), Bissell, at 0:44
4. Marco Pinotti (Ita), Columbia-HTC, at 0:45
5. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, at 1:09

General Classification
1. Dave Zabriskie (USA), Garmin-Slipstream,
2. Gustav Larsson (Swe), Saxo Bank, at 0:30
3. Tom Zirbel (USA), Bissell, at 0:44
4. Marco Pinotti (Ita), Columbia-HTC, at 0:45
5. Dario Cataldo (Ita), Quick Step, at 1:02