Zabriskie surprises for stage win and maillot jaune

Armstrong powerful as runner-up; Ullrich loses time already

As he sat in the CSC team bus undoubtedly cracking his usual goofy jokes, 26 year old American David Zabriskie was sitting on the bubble, the biggest bubble of his life, as the maillot jaune of the Tour de France was at stake. Zabriskie, a lanky rider from Salt Lake City, who has a unique sense of humour according to his CSC team leader Bjarne Riis, nervously watched as rider after rider hurled themselves along the flat windy roads through the potato fields of the Ile de Noirmoutier, trying to knock DaveZ out of his hot seat. Finally it was time for the biggest gun of all to fire, six time Tour champion and Zabriskie's former US Postal teammate Lance Armstrong.

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