I saw this article on Cyclingnews.com this morning that Dave Zabriskie is done racing. He was being a little bet stealthy about it, keeping it to himself pretty much. Then later today I read that he started Lombardi, he then quietly quit the race, “stepped off his bike” and he career was finished. I am not sure what to think.
I’m wondering if he really just wanted to stop or it was some deal he made with someone concerning the USADA/Lance deal. He is only 34 years old. It’s not like he doesn’t have the ability to race at the Pro level. He finished 2nd in the Tour of California in 2012. I’d like to sit down and have a beer with him sometime to get some feeling on whether he is happy with his career and how it went. He does have two children he wants to spend more time with, so it’s not like he is going to be sitting around twiddling his thumbs. I wish him the best.
He’s saying that he is going to be doing something in the sport. I’m thinking that would be a better choice that stand up poetry. Here is an example of his.