SOLVANG (AP) – Dave Zabriskie rode to a dominating individual time trial victory and three-time race winner Levi Leipheimer was second to cut teammate Chris Horner’s overall lead to 39 seconds Friday after the sixth stage of the Tour of California.
Zabriskie, the Garmin-Cervelo rider who has finished second overall three times in the event, completed the 15-mile course in 30 minutes, 36 seconds.
Leipheimer, riding for RadioShack, finished in 30:50, and HTC-Highroad’s Teejay Van Garderen was third in
Horner, who took the lead with a solo mountaintop win in the fourth stage, was sixth — 50 seconds behind the winner.
Horner began the day with a 1:15 lead over Leipheimer.
The seventh stage Saturday is a 75.8-mile mountain leg from Claremont to Mount Baldy.
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