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Congratulations Chris, we´re the same age and has been very exciting to see you winning "la vuelta". Your exhibitions going up, the way you put Young people in their place. Great!!! Now all put into question your victory, but forget it, not worth it, you´re a great champion.

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAntonio

Nice move releasing the passport data. You were the one that renewed my interest in road racing, when you came back and rode for Webcor. After you returned to the big tent, it was always fun to see you uncork a win, but this and the ToC overall win are over the top.

I still stand by my comment in Velonews years ago that you would make a superb partner for Bob Roll - replacing the two boring Limeys. You said you feel you would be too honest and forthcoming (my words - I can't recall exactly what you said) to be a play-by-play announcer, but that's exactly the point. Nobody can read the peleton like you can, and a little brutal honesty would be a refreshing change.

While I'm glad you didn't hang up those pedals years ago, it's something to consider for the future - when you finally do.

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Congratulations Chris! I have long been a fan of your riding and say-it-like-you-see personality. P*ss on the wankers, they will always be whining.
May you have continued success.

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWalla Walla Chrehn

Enhorabuena, gente como tu pone el ciclismo otra vez en su sitio. Buena carrera, buena actitud. Un gran campeón

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJuanen

As a fellow "old guy" I applaud your Vuelta victory. Although I think that the release of your bio passport is honorable, I feel it's sad that you had to do it to silence the crowd. Here's to more good years of racing. Congratulations!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterM. Boudreau CA

chris-i have followed you career for years and have enjoyed seeing your enthusiasm and guts. for all those idiots and sceptics that think that age has to be a limiting factor i say nuts-they know nothing. i am happy for you. you deserve the vuelta win

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrussell leewood

From Spain, congratulations for your great season and thank you for your friendliness...

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIsrael

Congrats on winning the Vuelta! The most exciting grand tour I have seen in many years!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Martel (OR)

Well done Chris, as a 44 year old new to cyling you make me believe that 40 is not the end but merely the start! Damn the crtitics, I believe!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRichard kirby (UK)

Hey Chris, congratulations on an amazing Vuelta victory this year! The oldest grand tour winner and first American to win the Vuelta! It's always fun to watch you race and great to finally see your quality recognized internationally. I still think you should have been on the '09 Tour squad for Astana. Good luck this weekend at the Worlds!

September 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Chris, great to see you back riding! Saw you cranking up the 52 Saturday in 95 degree heat, hope you had a good one.

July 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBernie

Your scratch is a heartbreaker! The Tour will miss your positive
personality and Champion performance. The Raging Ram is sick about this

May 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDore

Killin it Chris. Super stoked to see the effort. Others say you rode with the 'big boys' but it is quite clear from your form and are one of them. This year looks to get better.

March 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter24wheelspeed

Hey Chris .. Excellent job all week and Especialy your climbing .. Saw YouTube clips of stages 4-5 .. You're def right there with the headliners .. Keep it up and can't wait to see you in the Tour doing whatever is asked of you ... The way I see it you've already proved a spot ...

March 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Yannone

Go Chris Go!
Awesome seeing you with the big boys on the climb today in Tirreno-Adriatico, and the past few days.

Keep it going.

March 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrian j

At one point you were my favorite cyclist on the planet. Your frank unfiltered comments, your sarcastic talk of the Postal train up HC mountains during the Lance years, your natural talent that crushed the domestic scene. And then when you went over to Europe with SD and Lotto I celebrated your victories like they were my own.

Then suddenly you became a Lance and Johan fan? What happened? Especially Johan...I think he's a sad excuse for a human being.

Now, I can't stand anything you have to say.

So disappointed. I hope one day you can tell us what the real story was.

January 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMK13

Read your interview with Cycling News and your view regarding LA's career. Seriously Chris... It's ok to break the rules and cheat to win as long as the referees don't see it... That's your position??

December 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

Enjoyed your interview in Cycling News. I appreciate your take on the whole Armstrong affair. It gave me a different perspective than I've been getting from the media. Thank you for voicing an opinion that has a lot of validity. Can't wait until you are a commentator.

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrenton Pitts

Thank you for doing the exclusive interview with ( You said so many things that have been on my mind but could not be said out loud. Thank you for giving me a voice.

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCuylar Conly

Dear Chris, loved your interview on cycling news, agree with everything you said. Have a wonderful 2013 and hope you are on the podium many times, you are an inspiration!

December 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth

Dear Kurt,
In the case that you get to read this post I wanted to reach out and point you in the direction of a couple of locations on the web that can provide some support as you face the troubles of your clotting incident. Perhaps you have come across this but if not check it out... or
Chris sure is an inspiration for many as he was able to bounce back from his very very own clotting episode and return to high level competition. I sure wish that he would give this cause the light of the day and reach out to motivate others given his platform. I am not sure he is aware of hos deadly blood clots can be and how many people are affected by them. From my end of things I will not stop attempting to contact him and see if he is interested in participating in the CLOT BUSTER movement so that we can create awareness and provide inspiration to others whenever possible.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClot Buster

You're an inspiration Chris. I'm always rooting for you. Used to love it when you rode on Evans' team and were always riding right up near the front on those big mountain days in the TdF. I'm writing here today because i recently had pulmonary embolism and it was brought to my attention that you had a case of it after the 2011 tour. It's nasty stuff huh? ..ugh. Anyway, best of luck to you in whatever you do. Cheers!

November 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKurt

I for one am glad not to see your name in the reasoned decision report.
Its good to see at least one US rider not succumbing to the pressure to dope or not.

October 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdc

I've always admired you as a rider, both on and off the bike. However, it stretches credibility to hear you play the "I never saw nothing" card.

October 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersamhouston

Be straight with us. Did you or did not dope during your career?

October 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJFK
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