But in contrast to Chris Horner, Dahle Flesjå has been the best or among the best in the world for years.gillan1969 said: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...
Not going well for Horner's comeback 11 min 26 secs down today - and on GC - 51 mins down -108th 141 HORNER,Chris ELITE TEAM ILLUMINATE 03:26:00 11:26 min.
106th- 141 HORNER,Chris ELITE TEAM ILLUMINATE 21:18:08-012 a 51:08
No worries! @hornerakg from our men’s #procycling team got caught up in crash during Stage 2 at the @Vueltacolombia1 - he has a sore back today & some road rash, but otherwise he is doing fine & will start Stage 3.
You can't ever count Pappy out.wirral said:
So you don't see his age or the high altitude as a problem?Amazinmets87 said:Horner is nearing his 47th birthday and has been out of competition for years. This performance is not unexpected.
This may seem far-fetched but I believe South American races with notoriously lax doping controls are a poor option for Horner. I attribute much of his late-career success to pushing the parameters of doping in restrictive environments. In short, his willingness to take risks others weren't put him at an advantage over his peers. He loses that edge at South American races with no holds barred doping; can't imagine him competing with decades younger and much fitter riders there.
Lol. This is ridiculous!!Libertine Seguros said:For the sake of the race's honour, Caicedo needs to be dropped by either Suárez or Sevilla. Two 20-somethings winning the race back to back?
Since 2000, the winners' ages:
31, 34 (alleged 38), 32, 34, 34, 36, 36, 34, 27, 27, 22, 37, 38, 36, 37, 38, 35, 27.
Caicedo would make himself the youngest winner since Henao in 2010.
As for Papi, remember a lot of riders tend to perform better in the second year after a comeback. All is not yet lost.