Zirbel sublime in Fitchburg opener

Tom Zirbel (Bissell) again proved his pedigree in the time trial by taking the opening stage of the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, a 14.3km test against the clock in Fitchburg. The Boulder native finished ahead of a slew of Kelly Benefit Strategies riders - Scott Zwizanski in second, David Veilleux in third and Zach Bell in fourth.

"I was happy with the way I rode today," said Zirbel. "I think Kelly Benefit Strategies did a great job too. So far they've done a lot of racing the we haven't been at so it was nice to see them racing so well. I'm also really happy for Scott because he was an awesome teammate of mine for two years and he is riding really well. But, I'm glad I jabbed him in the time trial!

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