Lombardi On Zabriskie

Bobby Julich is tipping him as the next big thing, and maillot jaune Dave Zabriskie has already...

Bobby Julich is tipping him as the next big thing, and maillot jaune Dave Zabriskie has already earned the respect of his other team-mates too. At 36, CSC's Giovanni Lombardi is one of the most experienced riders in the peloton. The Italian sprinter, who is in his 13th year as a pro told Cyclingnews about his perception of Zabriskie.

"He's a really down to earth guy; very simpatico," said Lombardi. "Zabriskie has fit in really well with our team and I think he has found people that want to see him do well on CSC. Me, David, Basso and Piil just did a training camp together in Tuscany and we really worked well together. He likes to joke around, but when he's on the bike he's a very serious professional."

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