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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to Chris Horner

13 Mar 2012 18:00

At 40 years of age and after a difficult illness 8 months ago, the man deserves R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for finishing on the podium today.
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13 Mar 2012 21:42

I agree 100%, amazing athlete and person! I always see the dude smiling when he's on the bike lol :D
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13 Mar 2012 22:30

Unbelievable performance. After 8 months of no competition 2nd in race like Tirreno and that at age 40 as well.

Remarkable.
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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13 Mar 2012 23:03

Indeed he deserves honors. What a pity he seemed to run out of beetroot juice in the last tt :D but nonetheless-what an inspiration:)
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
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13 Mar 2012 23:04

he did real good. always been a rider to watch. very smart.
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13 Mar 2012 23:31

I have always like Chris and I suspect that if he was playing level with the Euros back the first time he went over the pond that he might have won a lot more big races. For a lot of years he was the number one North American pro
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13 Mar 2012 23:38

Master50 wrote:I have always like Chris and I suspect that if he was playing level with the Euros back the first time he went over the pond that he might have won a lot more big races. For a lot of years he was the number one North American pro


In the mix with Lemond, Hampsten, Thurlow (probably missing a few) as one of the very best road cyclists the US has ever produced.
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13 Mar 2012 23:43

+ a million. What a legend

What an absolute talent.
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
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13 Mar 2012 23:44

Horner has been getting gradually better results as cycling gotten cleaner. I suspect indeed he's one of the biggest victims of the big epo + blood transfusion period in cycling
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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13 Mar 2012 23:52

The Hitch wrote:+ a million. What a legend?

What an absolute talent.


Not a Horner fan??:D

Eh, I'm biased. He's from Cali and I like him. So I guess I'm a fanboy.:o

Been watching his from the Comptel/Colorado Cyclist/Nutrafig days when he had this long, ridiculous pony tail.
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13 Mar 2012 23:58

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14 Mar 2012 00:05



Dude just is a class act. Hoa-Noah as the Hog would say.
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14 Mar 2012 00:09

Scott SoCal wrote:Not a Horner fan??.


Huh?:confused:
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
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14 Mar 2012 00:16

The Hitch wrote:Huh?:confused:


Oops, thought I detected sarcasm there. I'll get my meter checked:D
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14 Mar 2012 00:26

Always liked Chris, he's attitude says it all. Looking forward to a TV career when he retires...
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14 Mar 2012 00:47

yeah, the guy's a growing inspiration. Aside from his 'top 3 climbers in the world' comments and a few defenses of Lance that I wasn't too excited by, he's always got a great enthusiasm for competition and that interview put up by RR showed the kind of excitement about a good performance that someone like Flecha is liked by many for. Hope he has a good year.
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14 Mar 2012 00:49

Scott SoCal wrote:Oops, thought I detected sarcasm there. I'll get my meter checked:D


Sarcasm based on what? Why wouldn't I like Horner?
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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14 Mar 2012 00:54

usedtobefast wrote:he did real good. always been a rider to watch. very smart.


Smart?

This is the same man who said, only yesterday, that Nibali was out of it and Kreuziger was his only serious threat for the T-A GC?
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14 Mar 2012 01:00

Chapeau, Chris. Horner is a great guy and a great rider.
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14 Mar 2012 01:25

Tei6chai wrote:Smart?

This is the same man who said, only yesterday, that Nibali was out of it and Kreuziger was his only serious threat for the T-A GC?
He thought he was right though, but he just happened to be 'misformed' about Nibali and Liquigas, and he paid the prize. Obviously Kreuzinger thought the same thing :)
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