Discussion in 'The Roadie Hangout' started by vlad, Sep 2, 2013.
It would be awesome
Chris Horner is only 28 seconds behind Vincenzo Nibali. Does Horner have a chance of making up that time? I like both of them so picking a favorite is hard but Nibali already had a big win this year so it's Horner's turn now.
Horner still has his chances, but time is running out. This Vuelta is a perfect example of racing in the post-EPO era... it's now a game of inches and seconds.
Horner's last, best chance is probably Saturday's Stage 20 because it ends with an HC climb to the finish. While he had Nibali on the ropes, he wasn't able to deliver the knock-out blow. I suspect that Nibali will have the chance to recharge between now and Saturday... he'll be ready for Horner.
Horner is poised to win the Vuelta!
Chris has to follow wheels but Valverde and Purito have to give everything
Tomorrow on L'Angliru will be epic!
it's been amazing to follow. Cant wait for tomorrows stage.
He didn't wait for tomorrow... Horner took the lead today!
yes, but tomorrow is "the" stage.
Man..... Come on Chris... this would be so great... for all his hard work....
I don't think has a contract for next year yet so a Vuelta win (heck even a podium spot) will really give him a boost in negotiations!
Anyone that can climb standing up a 20% grade with an ear to ear grin is just fun to watch!
this is amazing to watch!
Pretty much done now: unless he has a major disaster on the ceremonial stage to Madrid tomorrow, Chris Horner, our own SoCal guy has WON THE VUELTA!
Now THAT was exciting! It sure looked like Vincenzo had a chance there right up until just before the last K.
Climbing like that reminds me of a certain Texan , just saying
I think George is more of a seated climber
Historic win for Mr. Horner. Job well done.
So I take my head out of the sand, Really? everyone thinks because he's cool dude that he's that much better that 12-17 year old riders younger than he is? Whatever he's on will show up 1-3 years from now. Just like the old days.
I'm amazed most of you would think he's clean.
We will see, time will tell. Its not like he crushed everyone... he had a a great week and Nibali was tired after 2 other Grand tours.... It was pretty much the only 3 weeks he raced all year, he was fresher and the course fit him.... but I will keep your post in mind. Maybe a career worth's of hard work actually paid off.
Congrats to Horner! (until we hear otherwise I'm going to assume it was some combination of skill, luck, and timing that brought him the win)
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