Congrats you wild man! You were the best in 1996 and got ignored by everyone, still the best in 2013 and still not getting any respect by the money men. go figure. go make some real money writing books... I know your experience and mind will make for waaaay better reading than the other playahs...
Big fan of yours and hoping that a team respects your results and ability to bring a team together and win. Off question though, I'm relocating to either San Jun Capistrano or the San Diego (Olivenhain) area. Which one is better for cycling?
I'm still rewatching clips of your stages of the Vuelta, and enjoying them each time I do. You were amazing, and I love your competitive spirit, especially at your age. My fingers are crossed that we see you at the highest levels of cycling in 2014. You need to be running a team as DS when you do decide to retire. Too much knowledge in that head to let it go to waste.
WTF? Since when doesn't a grand tour winner get signed onto a World Tour team? I hope you get onto a team soon. You are amazing!
Hi Chris, To be honest, I had never heard of you or viewed cycling seriously until I met my boyfriend. He is quite the cycling enthusiast and you are his favorite cyclist! He said in one race, you actually helped a fellow racer who could no longer continue the race on his own. That is very inspiring. Is there some way you can send a hello message to my boyfriend? He looks up to you so much. I believe it will make his Christmas! Thank you for being great and such an inspiration to him, and now to me too.
Congratulations on finally winning a grand tour in 2013 after supporting so many others over the years. Hopefully we will all get to see you racing again in 2014 as you have given hope to all the "over 40's" who continue to dream of sporting success
When it's all said and done this year's Vuelta was the most memorable race of the year. Keep the faith and thanks for all.
Awesome Vuelta. Given the inflation rate, your 2014 salary will mean little to you financially over next 30 to 40 years. Just get on a team and race, the rest will take of itself.
Can we get an update on 2014?
it's all about the smile. take care of it.yours has given us many!!!
Did you by chance ever live in MS? When just a kid? I guess around 4th thru 6th grade.
Chris, Awesome, just awesome winning the Vuelta. Really hope you get a chance to defend the title in 2014.
Thrilled to learn of your brilliant landmark win, Chris. Fantastic work and fortitude! Your family must be so proud. I am also 42 but with mere delusions of grandeur; Very glad to see a mate truly achieving it.
Hi Chris, Will we be seeing you in 2014 on the pro tour series? Brilliant ride to win the Vuelta this year.
Hope you get a contract for your birthday, Chris. And thanks for an inspiring ride in the Vuelta.
Tough year with some FANTASTIC results. That is because of character, perseverance, brilliance and endurance. Your talent and down to earth nature should be every teams dream, I think you would be a great addition to the Garmin Team, helping to achieve grand tour victory, and they seem like a great group of guys.
As to your next team, you are a current Trek rider as am I. If they let you slip away, that will be a statement on their character and with all the great bikes out there, my next ride won't be a Trek - loyalty is a two way thing.
Good luck on persevering the negotiations and I look forward to watching have a great 2014.
Thanks for the show,Gord
What an incredible performance. Hope to see you race in 2014!
good luck in finding a new team!
Chris Horner that was an incredible, inspirational race, excellent patience, congrats!!! Really stoked for you and american cycling!!!!! I hope that TREK can make it happen, it would be a positive scenario for cycling and for you to continue. Wish you the best!!!!!!
Chris - thank you so much for allowing the Black Rhino Cycle Team the opportunity to ride with you in Ione Saturday at the Chris Horner Challenge Event. It was an incredible experience and you and wife were so very kind and gracious the entire day. Your Victory in the Vuelta for Radio Shack last month was an EPIC feat. No rider represents the USA better than you and the pro team that lands you for the 2014 season will be blessed. Here's hoping that Team Radio Shack will keep you in the USA Red White and Blue and sign you to a multi-year deal. What ever team is lucky enough to land you, Team Black Rhino riders will be following in 2014! Again huge thanks. .
Bonjour Chris, we could not finish our conversation, on the Vuelta, at your arrival in Peyragudes. You suggested to keep talking before the end. But I had to get back to France, to work. So, to organize interview before the end of 2013, please contact : email@example.comCongratulations for the job you've done on the Vuelta & in your carreer ! Yours truly, élisabeth Noyelle (France) Velo Club Net (French & Belgium website)
Fantastic win and battle but considering the revelations in pro-cycling the past year it´s hard to be sceptic. Evenso when checking out the bio-passport from august - september 2013, Hct jumping from 45,4 to 40,0 and up to 43,1 at the end of the Vuelta. Sorry Chris, it wont do....
Chris, I have had the opportunity of following your career since you started racing. You know what you have done, we know what you have done. The Vuelta is the icing on the cake. Don't let your career be defined by people who don't get it. PS, loved the twitter rant as reported in cyclingnews.
Horner, it is sheer stupidity that no one has come to you with a suitable contract. I empathize with you and wish you the best. Chapeau and job well done after all the sacrifices you've made. I called your win in the Vuelta on Facebook during the Tour of Utah. History will still record you even if a contract doesn't happen and frankly, cycling broadcasts will grow with you in the booth. There are many positives to everything. Keep riding strong and then when you are done on top of the bike, give us your take about the bike along with Roll and Liggett.
Chris I dont know how you pulled off that incredible victory but I know you have a great story to tell and I really want you to get that book out cause i will certainly buy it
Your victory at the vuelta was one of the most amazing I've ever seen. Had me on pins and needles every day that last week as you chipped away at the lead. I don' know how many times I thought Nibali was riding away from you on that last climb only to see you attack and drop him for good sealing the win! Good luck and keep it going!!!!
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