CSC's 36 year old Giovanni Lombardi is one of the most experienced riders in the peloton and the Italian sprinter, who is in his 13th year as a pro rider told Cyclingnews about his perception of Zabriskie. "He's a really down to earth guy; very simpatico. Zabriskie has fit in really well with our team and I think he 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."