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When is the smackdown on Chris Horner?

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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
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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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