Dave Z On The Mend

By Tim Maloney, European Editor

After a storybook start to this year's Tour de France, Dave Zabriskie's race had an ignominious end Sunday, as the CSC rider was forced to abandon. After his terrible head over heels crash in the final 1300m of Stage 4's team time trial, Zabriskie gamely tried to hang in there as long as possible at Le Tour, but his injuries, particularly his badly bruised ribs, and the high speed, compounded by digestive troubles likely brought on by the terrible stress on the American's body brought his Tour campaign to an end.

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