Tour of the Gila
Entrevistamos al "rastaman" CHRIS HORNER (Lampre-Merida)"MI SECRETO ES SIMPLE, SEGUIR PEDALEANDO"
Chris - I got the chance to meet & ride with you for a brief while during the 2nd Dempsey Challenge. You were the first of 2 pros I've met, the other being the great Ted King. Both of you are warm friendly folks who obviously love what you do. Since that ride I've followed your career and now I can say that not only have I ridden with a top 10 Tour rider but a Grand Tour winner! Looking forward to your season!
Chris WNew Hampshire
G'day Chris. Great to see you racing with Lampre Merida! I just ordered my Scultura 907 E and it should be here any day now, just in time for the start of our local racing season. This year i hope to race in the Australian Defence Force road and XC Mtb champs. I know your a very busy man so I doubt you will see this, but if you do good luck for this years season and I really look forward to watching your races. I will be keeping an eye out for you in the bunch. Once again good luck and wish me luck too!
Anthony, Perth Australia
Congratulations Chris on landing a team; not only are you an inspiration to all, but a fantastic rider to cheer on for the next season! bravo Mr. Horner, you deserve this and much more! PS. the Nevada City Classic on Fathers Day would be a fantastic addition to your palmeres...
Chris - You are a class act! Congratulations on your new contract and good luck on your upcoming season.
Glad to hear you have a contract with Lampre Chris.Hope you win that Giro. Sure would like to know what IT band surgery you had. Mine is hurting all the time - can't get any relief.
I'm a big fan and I was very happy that you got a contract for 2014. It sounds like Lampre has good plans for you and wishing you the best of luck this season!I've met you twice, once at a winery in Los Gatos after you kicked butt on Sierra Rd in the TOC and took the lead. You were so humble that I was in awe. The second time was on the way up Mnt Bachelor during your Cascade Gran Fondo when you let me "drop you" on the climb so I could have bragging rights. That was right after I saw you working on a ladies bike on the side on the road after she had a mechanical.You are a great guy and I wish you all the success and happiness in the world, both on and off the bike.
Great to finally read the news of your signing with Lampre. Wish you all the best for the upcoming season.
Good on ya, dude. Glad everything is now settled for 2014. Strength and success for the coming year!
Congratts on the new contract. Hope you have an awesome season. The Giro will be more interesting this year.
Chris-I just wanted to let you know that my friends and I are very happy at your recent good news. Congrats and I hope you have a great year. We will always be cheering for your success and happiness. You have contributed to many great times over the years (I grew up in Redlands), and for that I just wanted to say thanks.
Chris , I am very concerned. Your penchant for food will surely be tested riding with and for the Italians. May your season be full of wins- and your pasta al dente! Awesome News....
Congratulations Chris on securing the contract with Lampre! you are an inspiration and it will RAD to see another season with you on the Pro Tour!
Best of luck!
Mr. H, We have always enjoyed watching your performances. Don't know you but we feel like you are a great guy that loves to race and happens to be very good at what you love. We think that 2014 is going to be a exciting time for you and your new team. My wife and I say congrats and ride safe !
Yeah! Yeah ! Yeah! Congrats to you, Chris and Baden! Nice work, men! You deserve a ride in the world tour and I can't wait to watch you tear it up! Show them you're not finished!!
Congrats Chris! Really pleased to see you get a ride for 2014 man. Italy is lucky to have you, and we're lucky to watch you do your thing in 2014!!.
Congrats in your signing with Lampre-Merida! Way to represent us older guys! Best of luck in 2014!
Pro Tour team signing is great. Been a fan for many years. In addition to your Vuelta trophy here's hoping you earn a Giro title to complement it.
Congrats, I have always been a fan. thanks for also riding here in Iowa from time to time. you have always been the down to earth guy i think you and Greg Lemond are. will continue to follow and pray for your safety and best performances you can give. thanks for always being a professional and someone my kids can look up to.
Cycling just got awesomely interesting!!! The GIRO is going be an awesome event this MAY! Lock'n Load Brother Kudo's on the SIGN!
Congratulations! I have enjoyed watching you since the bike spike at Tour DuPont. Looking forward to watching the old guy suffer with grace!
CONGRATS CHRIS! looking forward to seeing you reach new heights with the Lampre boys in 2014. good luck and best wishes. -steven.
Chris I've been a big fan since the early 2000's and I'm overjoyed with you having found a team. Some of my fondest memories include:Your 2003 SF GP winYou signing something for me at the start of a stage in Gap at the 2006 tourWatching you ride past on Sierra Rd on your way to win the 2011 ToCWatching your amazing win in Spain this past year, bringing a smile to my face every time I watch the Angrilu stageBest wishes for 2014 from California
Looking forward to seeing you in a Lampre Jersey, good luck in 2014. GO PINK AND BLUE!
I have been emailing Team Lampre to sign you...there are alot of 40+ yo fans that are just waiting to spend $$$ supporting the teams that step up to the plate and make a comittment to riders that have given so much for so long to the sport. Hey if you make it to the TOC, you'll hear me up on Mt. Dablo....GO CHRIS!!!