CSC's Zabriskie exceptional in TT stage win in Firenze

Di Luca keeps maglia rosa, Basso now just nine seconds behind

No one was expecting Dave Zabriskie (CSC) to win today's difficult Giro d'Italia Stage 8 time trial from Lamporecchio to Firenze. Stage 8 was a difficult test across the heart of Tuscany that Zabriskie's CSC teammate Andrea Peron said "...was a very hard stage. Today was like a time trial in the Tour De France with the climb at the beginning and the then a flat finish where you have to go all out." US National TT champ Zabriskie showed his tremendous talent as a tester today and followed CSC's Bjarne Riis' plan. Riis had Dave Z ride all-out to put pressure on the other riders and give his team leader Ivan Basso fast time splits to ride against.

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