Team CSC's David Zabriskie has expressed his disappointment in the premature end to his Tour of California campaign, after he was forced to withdraw following a crash on the first stage, but has vowed to move on. The United States Time Trial Champion left yesterday's stage with a concussion but was cleared of feared damage to his wrist following an xray.
"Of course I'm real disappointed in having to go out this way, because I'd been looking forward to racing here in California," he explained. "But at the same time I'm pleased that I wasn't badly hurt, because it was quite a bad crash. It comes with the territory that once in awhile you have to eat dirt, and now I'll just have to shake it off and start preparing for my next race instead"
Zabriskie's teammate Karsten Kroon was also caught up in the accident, which caused chaos in the peloton and saw the closing stages neutralized. Kroon underwent x-rays but was cleared to race, and took part in Stage 2.