Zabriskie wins Langkawi opener

Fri, 24 Feb 07:56:00 2012

David Zabriskie won the opening stage of the Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia with a dominant time-trial win on Friday.

CYCLING David Zabriskie of Garmin-Barracuda after winning the stage one time trial of the Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia on February 24 2012 - 0

The American Garmin-Barracuda rider took the 20.3km stage in Putrajaya with a time of 24 minutes and 34.18 seconds, just over a minute clear of his nearest challengers.

Drapac’s young Australian Adam Phelan, 20, came second, with team-mate and compatriot Darren Lapthorne third and Zabriskie’s team-mate Tom Danielson fourth.

"I am very happy to wear the yellow jersey," Zabriskie said. "Today I was fine, I was excited to start my 2012 with a time trial.

"The course suited me and the roads were great, I had no references in the race lap times, I went by instinct. It is always nice to win, I'm happy."

The second stage on Saturday is a 151km sprint stage from Putrajaya to Melaka.

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