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An interview with the winner

Zabriskie means Zoom!

By Anthony Tan in Noirmoutier-en-I'lle

The 19th rider to leave Fromentine at two minutes to four this afternoon, America's TT top-gun David Zabriskie was always going to be one of the early men to watch. And the 26 year-old didn't disappoint, setting the best time that stood and stood and stood - going all the way to become the first maillot jaune of the 92nd Tour de France.

"Unbelievable...I really don't know quite what to say. I never thought this would happen, never, ever, ever," said Zabriskie with an facial expression that implied it still hadn't happened.

On whether there was a particular strategy he used before starting today's stage, he said the only strategy he used - and always uses - was to go as hard as he could for as long as he could. "[In time trials] you have to go hard the whole time, so the whole thing was hard."

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