When is the smackdown on Chris Horner?

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sniper said:
danielovichdk2 said:
Poor Chris, he couldn't get his bike to work :)

hahaha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmzieak_O4Q
i think Chris is old school.
classic roid rage.
at least no signs of a motor there.
respect.
There is a sign in the youtube comments:
If he'd won it would have been a travesty. He took a tow from Shimano NRS the entire way back to the field. Fortunately he's washed up and just DNF's most of his races now.

I also like the testosterone comment.
 
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From the last lap video feed (http://live.phillybikerace.com/video/4474/2016-mens-last-lap)
- mechanical up Lemon Hill at ~13:25 - 14:00. Commentary: "The chances of him getting back right now are pretty small"
- calling for neutral support at ~14:15. "Looks like the machine is rolling pretty good right now". At 15:02 "He knows it, it's over".
- support arrives again ~15:18. "I'm gonna guess throwing your bike on the pavement doesn't help your rear brake alignment a whole lot either".
- super tow underway through ~16:00 where they cut away. "Luckily he's going to get a pretty good tow there by Shimano as they try to adjust what looked top be a rear brake alignment issue, which tends to happen when you slam your 15 pound bike onto the pavement."
- ~17:15 Horner back in the bunch. "Did he get back in?" "Certainly a big pull from the Shimano car to get Horner back in." "Not only is he back, but he's through the field and back to the front."

Maybe tonight I'll look for landmarks in the video to estimate how far/fast he was pulled :)
 
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Tienus said:
sniper said:
danielovichdk2 said:
Poor Chris, he couldn't get his bike to work :)

hahaha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmzieak_O4Q
i think Chris is old school.
classic roid rage.
at least no signs of a motor there.
respect.
There is a sign in the youtube comments:
If he'd won it would have been a travesty. He took a tow from Shimano NRS the entire way back to the field. Fortunately he's washed up and just DNF's most of his races now.

I also like the testosterone comment.
Better to be washed up, than never to have washed at all!
 
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Catwhoorg said:
A completely flat profile during a 3 week grand tour is not normal. A significant gain in HCT in the 3rd week, whilst the ret% is low (so proportion of new RBC being produced) is so far from normal as to deserve the all caps NOT NORMAL.
Also note, there's no test protocol for "too normal." There also appears to be no test standard for an "in competition" window among other problems that make grand tour doping easier.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
the delgados said:
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?
 
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.
 
Robert5091 said:
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 ;)
 

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