American speaks about his retirement, confessing to USADA and plans for the future
Dave Zabriskie has confirmed to Cyclingnews that Il Lombardia is the last race of his 13-year professional career.
Speaking just a few minutes before setting off from the start in Bergamo, the Garmin-Sharp rider confirmed the rumours circulating on Twitter that he has decided to retire. He had tried to avoid any extra attention, preferring a quiet exit but was clearly emotional as he looked back at his career and doping confession to USADA.
"The time for me to stop has come. I'm at peace with that," he told Cyclingnews.
"I unfortunately had a bad season with the injuries and hardly raced at all. That gave me a lot of time away from the sport this year and that helped me reach my decision to not pursue it anymore."