Sad to start this thread on a sour note, but it looks like Horner is out before this race even gets underway. I feel really bad for the guy... he's a hard working, nice guy, but nothing ever comes easy for him. It's a long story, but he and his Team have agreed to pull him from the roster because of low cortisol levels. This is related to a medication that he legitimately took to fight bronchitis. He had even obtained the appropriate TUE for the medication. So while the UCI is fine with all of this... the Team had voluntarily agreed to follow the more strict governance of MPCC (Movement for Credible Cycling). Chris Froome, who is taking the same medication, will be on the start line because his team did not sign any such agreement. So while the Vuleta is shaping up to be the showdown that the Tour should have been... it looks to be a battle between the athletes and their teams who are still skirting the boundaries of the rules.