CSC happy with O'Grady

Team CSC's Stuart O'Grady finished third in Monday's 131-kilometer first stage of Tour of California, won by Juan José Haedo (Toyota-United Pro). Bobby Julich still leads Team CSC overall in second place, five seconds behind Levi Leipheimer (Gerolsteiner).

CSC's main priority during stage one was protecting David Zabriskie and Bobby Julich for General Classification. Team Director Scott Sunderland told Cyclingnews after the stage that things went as planned for his team: "The finishing circuit was quite hazardous - there were 13 corners in the last lap so we decided not to take any risks and kept the boys out of harm's way. Dave is looking very good; he's cruising. Unfortunately Cancellara punctured in the last kilometre; hope he didn't lose too much time." In the end, Cancellara was given the same finish time as the bunch, although he crossed the line almost one minute down, because his mechanical happened in the last 1000m.

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