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Postby jprice906 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:15 pm

Way to go Horner! The oldest rider in cycling history to win a grand tour stage! http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/vuelta-ciclista-a-espana/horner-vencedor-tercera-etapa-lider-vuelta/2006117/ Chalk one up for all the old fogies, this is long overdue glory for him!
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Re: Horner!

Postby Fat Lip » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:04 pm

robbed of red today. looked like a pretty tight pack 3specially between 16 (Nibali) and the "break" at 22 ....although I didn't see an overhead.
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Re: Horner!

Postby jprice906 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:19 pm

Back in red again now after dropping Nibali on the final climb of Stg 19! Look a this GC! :shock:

1. USAHORNER, Christopher 184 RADIOSHACK LEOPARD 77h 56' 05''
2. ITANIBALI, Vincenzo 31 ASTANA PRO TEAM 77h 56' 08'' + 3''
3. ESPVALVERDE, Alejandro 1 MOVISTAR TEAM 77h 57' 11'' + 1' 06''
4. ESPRODRIGUEZ, Joaquin 121 KATUSHA TEAM 77h 58' 02'' + 1' 57''

At 41 he'd be the oldest Grand Tour GC winner in history
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Re: Horner!

Postby scoottaymacattack » Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:10 pm

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Re: Horner!

Postby scoottaymacattack » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:44 am

AWESOME stage today on the Angrilu. Congrats to Horner for winning the Vuelta. Good job by Nibali for animating a very, very difficult stage.
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Re: Horner!

Postby kimmi » Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:44 pm

Yes, old guys DO rule!!! :lol:

This was probably my favorite Grand Tour of the year, a fierce battle for sure.

-*-Thanks for the RTVE spanish link JPrice. That's how I followed.-*-

Looks like all the stages are still up and worth a view.
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Re: Horner!

Postby Fat Lip » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:26 am

The word Epic is more overused in this sport than the word penultimate, but that climb on the penultimate stage up the Angrilu was F'N EPIC!!!

So happy for Horner. First American to win a grand tour since he who shall not be named.

He looks 15 years younger with the helmet on. Some funny guy said that when they took his helmet off after the race it was like removing the helmet from Darth Vader.
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Re: Horner!

Postby scoottaymacattack » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:32 am

The Angrilu was the first time in a long time that I screamed at the tv during a bike race. When Nibali nudged the lead out to about 15 seconds, I was going nuts.
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Re: Horner!

Postby jprice906 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:55 am

I will always remember how Horner looked so happy in the post-stage 20 interview! This stage I will always remember just like Mechov's Giro Crash and how fired up that he was going all caveman and screaming.
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Re: Horner!

Postby Agent 86 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:49 pm

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but as you all know Chris missed or did not get his post Vuelta PEDS test completed. Initially was an up roar but then simmered down to a miscommunication but at the end is still was a bad situation.

I know people get home sick but if you just won the GT in a foreign country and are knowledgeable to past issues with exiting stage left post race, wouldn't you plan to at east stay a day or two to let the host country honor you or at the very least have some fans who showed up to the race get some photo ops or autographs, a post race news conference, the local Today Show? I feel Chris helped shoot his own toe on this one, by leaving so fast post race.

Not saying its a wrong doing type of case but a very bad political view of what transpired.

Just look to what has happened to other no-show dope test athletes.
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Re: Horner!

Postby Fat Lip » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:07 pm

Yep. A major PR fubab. With so much focus (and by that I mean doubt) on his performance you would think he would go by the letter of the law. But he has given tests along the way, so I don't think its scandalous. So we will see.

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Re: Horner!

Postby golevigo » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:20 pm

I liked Horner's win. That said, Nibali is hands down, unquestionably, without a doubt, my favorite stage racer. Good guy, CLEAN guy, never give up kind of guy.
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Re: Horner!

Postby Agent 86 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:19 am

golevigo wrote:I liked Horner's win. That said, Nibali is hands down, unquestionably, without a doubt, my favorite stage racer. Good guy, CLEAN guy, never give up kind of guy.


Races more than one race to win as well. Not many left who race the season instead of a race.
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