Monday, August 31, 2009

ZteaM's Zimbelman wins Masters World Championship Time Trial in Austria

PHOTO: OBRA rider David Zimbelman on his world championship ride in Austria. Photo courtesy of ZteaM.

OBRA rider David Zimbelman has added a fresh rainbow jersey to his collection of cycling trophies. The 55-year-old White Salmon, Wash., resident won the Masters 55-59 World Championship Time Trial earlier this month in Austria.

The ZteaM rider also finished third two days later in the World Masters Road Race Championships after breaking away solo in the 55-59 category race. He was eventually swallowed up by the field but hung on for bronze.

Zimbelman's impressive palmares include multiple national road championships, multiple national time trial championships, multiple team time trial national championships, and a national stage race championship. The former professional road racer has won numerous state championships (more than 35) and notched wins at this year's Cascade Classic, Gila, Mount Hood, Elkhorn, Eugene Celebration, Walla Walla, and Steamboat Springs.