March 22, 2004
Zabel the bridesmaid again at Semana Catalana
Fassa Bortolo showed they have more than one sprint threat, as Fabian Cancellara took the stage over Zabel, then Rabobank's Bram de Groot.
Alejandro Valverde, the star of Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme, was 6th on the day, and active in the day's racing. Erik Dekker of Rabobank was 9th.
Zabel remained number one in the world rankings released today, ahead of Alessandro Petacchi, Paolo Bettini (who dropped from 2nd), and Valverde.