Zabel has been working with Cav all season, including twice riding the last 100k of this weekend's race with him.
Young Cav seems to be soaking it all in - which is great. I think you can clearly feel the difference in his tone (in the article), stating things like "I got the impression I can win it in the future, but maybe not this year
..." and "Three hundred kilometers at 23 is a long way. MSR is one of the biggest races I the world and I have to show the respect it deserves
Looking forward to seeing the fruits of Zabel's labor.