- Jul 17, 2009
kurtinsc said:Horner went back with Lance and didn't leave until Lance's last crash. Prior to that, it was clear he was barely working hard and Lance was suffering. At that point, the group was 2:30 to 3:00 back of the schleck/contador group, and Horner was allowed to go on his own.
He ended up 4:05 back... but I think it's fair to say that had he not been sent back for Lance, at the worst he'd have been around Wiggins time (1:45 back)... and maybe better. That was a solid solo ride for him up the last climb.
Sometimes you have to do what you are paid to do.