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Re: When is the smackdown on Chris Horner?

23 Jun 2018 13:15

veganrob wrote:
pastronef wrote:@bradsohner

Chris Horner is back. He is registered and will race at the @usacycling Pro Road National Championships this Sunday with @Illuminatebike.

Gotta love Pappy. Hope he's wearing a jersey with a big middle finger on it.

Wonder if he's back on Mars bars and Coke
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Re: When is the smackdown on Chris Horner?

24 Jun 2018 01:30

Cant wait for him to destroy the field at the Tour of Romania and then going up against the Colombians
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24 Jun 2018 05:30

He's "solved" his "medical issues" and is now training 550 miles a week like a 22-year-old.

Such an odd case. He never left the doping control regime, has never been popped for what most credible observers would describe as a career that defies credulity. I do try to keep an open mind regarding testing and my default is to give riders the credit of the doubt, but Horner's dominance of the US circuit during a notoriously dirty time and, of course, his Vuelta win point to a rider who beat the system like it was a $2 hound, as they say.

However, if it's any consolation, he's got almost zero credibility among semi-knowledgeable cycling fans and is unknown to the general public, despite having been one of five Americans to win a GT.
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24 Jun 2018 06:39

Even worse on his only other top 10 came from a breakaway with Armstrong.
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24 Jun 2018 07:11

Oh dear. Quit while you are ahead Chris. Must need the money I suppose? What I recall about him is that he was meek support for Cadel Evans at Lotto when he was "just" 35 (usually hanging on Cadel's wheel rather than being a useful energy saver). But Horner's powers seemed to rise remarkably once he joined Astana. Then of course he went ballistic and won the Vuelta on Angliru at nearly 42 years of age dropping a certain Vincenzo Nibali in the process. Seemed to me to get a free pass because he was a nice bloke.
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Re: When is the smackdown on Chris Horner?

24 Jun 2018 10:39

Seems to me that Horner has a wickedly warped sense of humour.
Vuelta was nothing. He's coming back for more.
I hoped he'd retire and become a commentator after the magical grand tour victory; but no, the guy is coming back to show everyone that 100 year-olds can win bike races.
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Re: When is the smackdown on Chris Horner?

24 Jun 2018 17:22

the delgados wrote:Seems to me that Horner has a wickedly warped sense of humour.
Vuelta was nothing. He's coming back for more.
I hoped he'd retire and become a commentator after the magical grand tour victory; but no, the guy is coming back to show everyone that 100 year-olds can win bike races.


So there's a chance for Contador to return in a few years and win some more grand tours?
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24 Jun 2018 18:11

I'd pay to watch him face off against Contador and Ricco in the 2024 Tour (and Froomie of course, who would still be waiting for the resolution of the 2017 doping case and have a right to race).
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25 Jun 2018 14:45

I SO wanted him to win yesterday. It would be the perfect cherry on top to this farce called "pro cycling".

Maybe next year!
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26 Jun 2018 08:09

Puckfiend wrote:I SO wanted him to win yesterday. It would be the perfect cherry on top to this farce called "pro cycling".

Maybe next year!

+1
would be hilariously appropriate :D
Shut up, Jens!
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26 Jun 2018 16:30

While not a big fan of him or his alien performances, these pics still slay me:

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ETA: Link to story who haven't heard it: http://thisisswift.com/chris-horner-gives-fallen-rider-and-bike-a-2k-ride-to-the-finish/
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Re: When is the smackdown on Chris Horner?

01 Aug 2018 05:02

Get the popcorn ready -
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/horner-set-for-vuelta-a-colombia-with-team-illuminate/
The seemingly ageless Chris Horner will continue his 'comeback' to racing at the upcoming Vuelta a Colombia, where the 46-year-old former winner of the Vuelta a Espana will compete with Illuminate, a US-registered Continental team.

The Vuelta a Colombia, which runs from August 5-19, is no longer a UCI race, but the altitude and ascents over the 15 days make it a difficult test for any team or rider. It will be Horner's biggest test since his return to racing.

The rest of the Illuminate roster includes Colombians Félix Barón and Camilo Castiblanco, Estonian Martin Laas, Swiss Simon Pellaud and American Nathan King.


2017 race had a few "pumped up" participants -
https://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/article/2017/11/29/eight-vuelta-colombia-riders-stung-doping
The International Cycling Union (UCI) today announced that eight riders returned adverse analytical findings at August's Vuelta a Colombia.
"Are you going to believe me or what you see with your own eyes?"

“It doesn’t matter what I do. People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”
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Re: When is the smackdown on Chris Horner?

01 Aug 2018 11:50

Robert5091 wrote:Get the popcorn ready -
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/horner-set-for-vuelta-a-colombia-with-team-illuminate/
The seemingly ageless Chris Horner will continue his 'comeback' to racing at the upcoming Vuelta a Colombia, where the 46-year-old former winner of the Vuelta a Espana will compete with Illuminate, a US-registered Continental team.

The Vuelta a Colombia, which runs from August 5-19, is no longer a UCI race, but the altitude and ascents over the 15 days make it a difficult test for any team or rider. It will be Horner's biggest test since his return to racing.

The rest of the Illuminate roster includes Colombians Félix Barón and Camilo Castiblanco, Estonian Martin Laas, Swiss Simon Pellaud and American Nathan King.


2017 race had a few "pumped up" participants -
https://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/article/2017/11/29/eight-vuelta-colombia-riders-stung-doping
The International Cycling Union (UCI) today announced that eight riders returned adverse analytical findings at August's Vuelta a Colombia.

AAF? Pfff, that's nothing ;)
Shut up, Jens!
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07 Aug 2018 08:29

"Are you going to believe me or what you see with your own eyes?"

“It doesn’t matter what I do. People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”
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07 Aug 2018 13:15

Babyface versus Daddy Cool!?
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Re: When is the smackdown on Chris Horner?

07 Aug 2018 13:25

Until she snapped chain half-way through race a 45 year old Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå was up in the medals in the euro mtb xc champs this morning....not implying she's doping but crazy performance for that age against the youngsters...
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08 Aug 2018 06:08

Stage 3 today of Vuelta Colombia ends up at 2000 m so a chance for Horner to shine!
https://twitter.com/mundociclistico/status/1026977465334489090
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"Are you going to believe me or what you see with your own eyes?"

“It doesn’t matter what I do. People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”
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Re: When is the smackdown on Chris Horner?

08 Aug 2018 08:07

gillan1969 wrote:Until she snapped chain half-way through race a 45 year old Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå was up in the medals in the euro mtb xc champs this morning....not implying she's doping but crazy performance for that age against the youngsters...

But in contrast to Chris Horner, Dahle Flesjå has been the best or among the best in the world for years.
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08 Aug 2018 10:05

And it's probably a bit easier to dominate in what is very much a niche sport compared to men's road racing.
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08 Aug 2018 21:30

http://www.federacioncolombianadeciclismo.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/CLASIFICACION-TERCERA-ETAPA-VTACOL-2018.pdf
Horner comes in 10 min 52 sec behind the winner today. Youngster Oscar Sevilla (42 in September) moves up to 4th on GC (5th on the stage)
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