Sad but true. And he had talent back when Lance, Carmichael and Och froze him out because he was better than Lance.TubularBills said:http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/10/news/horner-says-he-never-saw-doping-on-bruyneel-teams_261673
I have no doubt (caveate | pure speculation).
Last year with the slow payments, etc. and the political (climate) of the time...
That riders on RS were given sweetheart deals, i.e. Talk Sugar.
Horner took the deal and two things happened, he got to ride in the Tour and he put himself in a favorable position for a 2013 contract.
The current BS is simply him assuring and following through on his 'commitment."
$ers & senseless. Dollars win for the family man?
Any other explanation for another 'nice guy' supporting omerta is ludicrous.
All of the pros stating they are shocked and were unaware of the stench, rode in the stench, held their breath and held onto a paycheck.
The sport is and was (1998 to the present) men in spandex diapers riding bikes. WWF. NFL. MLB. etc.
Say the right thing, get paid.
'Play' the 'game.'
It is a shame.
I miss the Lemond years and want them back.
And Horner was Cadel's super domestique in 2007. That should say enough.Dear Wiggo said:Horner and Evans have basically the same amount of time off over summer: 6-7 months. One is sick, granted, the other suspended for past doping.
Horner @5-6 years older is smacking Cadel for 6.
Confusing Horner with Leppy?! How is this even possible unless you know next to nothing about cycling don't you, but we'd already figured that out in the JV thread with all your outlandish and baseless accusations...Dear Wiggo said:Yeah my bad. Messing him and Levi up - and Levi isn't racing.
Still weirded out how Horner is riding so much better than Evans.
Whatever dude. As I was out doing my second ride for the day, I was thinking: some dipstick is going to try and put the boot in. Here you are, right on cue. Chapeau.webvan said:Confusing Horner with Leppy?! How is this even possible unless you know next to nothing about cycling don't you, but we'd already figured that out in the JV thread with all your outlandish and baseless accusations...
Not bad for a 41 year old. I suppose you think that's perfectly normal, right? 41 year olds carving up the peloton?webvan said:Horner didn't do too badly last year...probably one of his TOP3 year's in the peloton...but let's chalk that down to another baseless and uninformed clinic accusation.
So that's no, you can't post links or quote posts with outlandish and baseless accusations. I stopped posting there because there's nothing new. No new lies from JV - they are all the same lies as before.webvan said:Really ? Looks like you didn't even read the post above mine, so read it, read up on cycling and let people who know about cycling do the talking, you're now on my ignore list where I should have put you long ago, like JV did. Interestingly you stopped polluting that thread over there after that...
Still talking smack.Dear Wiggo said:Not bad for a 41 year old. I suppose you think that's perfectly normal, right? 41 year olds carving up the peloton?
http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/14728/Chris-Horner-interview-US-rider-confirms-hell-miss-Tour-de-France-chasing-form-for-Vuelta-a-Espana.aspx#ixzz2VXH0U16Now 41 years of age, Horner confirmed that he is in the final year of his current contract with the RadioShack Leopard team. That motivates him to do his utmost to clock up some good results before the end of the season, particularly as he wants to remain part of the current setup.
“I very much like the team here. Of course we are going to have some sponsorship changes and stuff like that, but hopefully the team continues,” he said, acknowledging the current uncertainty about its future. “I think they have time to sort it out - I would imagine that nothing needs to be done until the Tour time or after the Tour.
“Clearly I enjoy working with Luca [Guercilena, general manager] and everyone knows that Alain [Gallopin] and I are very close friends off the bike and stuff like that too. I am very, very comfortable with this team, the riders and the staff and everything.”
Asked if his plans to race in the Vuelta a España are about using the race to build up for the world championships, he is clear that he wants more than that.
“I have got ambitions,” he said, dismissing any suggestion that the race would be a training block. “Absolutely. I would imagine at this point in time I am looking at doing the Tour of Utah, then after Utah I fly over and to the Tour of Spain. I believe I can be in very good shape by then.
“Of course we have Frank Schleck coming back for the Tour of Spain, and I believe Andy will probably do it too. My objectives are that someone from the team will be riding very high on general classification, and hopefully we have somebody who can actually win the race.
“After that, the worlds is definitely a goal. It’s a hilly course and I want to go well there. The plan is then to finish off the season in Lombardy. There’s a lot of racing left, and so that is why it is so important for me to not take risks and have the knee flare up during the Tour de France. The best option is to miss that, take more time to recover, and then ride well in the Tour of Spain.”