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11/6/2004| 0 comments
by Thomas Valentinsen

US Postal Service Team Report

Zabriskie signs with Team CSC

Following a season defined by extreme highs and lows, Dave Zabriskie has signed a two year contract with Team CSC/Riis Cycling. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>


Dave?s 2004 cycling season was marked by his second serious crash in 10 months, one that placed his career in jeopardy. With his solid work ethic and his unyielding drive to succeed he fought back to claim the US National Time Trial Championships, the 11th stage of the Vuelta a Espana, and 5th in the World Time Trial Championships. Dave is leaving the US Postal cycling team after four years, ?I want to thank Johan and everyone that has helped me along over the years?I?m excited for the change but will miss the Postal family,? said Zabriskie.


Dave confides that following both of his accidents he was convinced that he would never race again. He was driven to make it back and take his talent to the next level. He has decided to ride with Bjarne Riis and the CSC team because, ?it?s time for a change. I always hear that change is good and I know there is no better team for me. I like Riis? unique approach to the sport and the willingness of the guys on the team to race hard.?


Dave knew he wanted to race for CSC when ?it was in the Tour of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>
and we hit the finishing circuits. There was a steep hill and I dropped my chain going from the big-to-little rings. All of a sudden I am being pushed along so I could get the chain back on?I quickly realized it was Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis helping me to get back in the race,? states Dave. ?Now that?s class!?


Dave?s schedule has yet to be determined and he looks forward to joining CSC in December for the team?s first training camp of the season.


?I look forward to 2005. The new team has provided me added motivation and my 04 results have ingrained a great sense of confidence,? stated Zabriskie. ?Winning in
was a great feeling, one I want to feel more of.?


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