Classic Rider Quotes #74

This was posted to Facebook yesterday, as it became clear Chris Horner had the measure of Vincenzo Nibali and, as such, was well on his way to a truly remarkable Vuelta title; not one for the ages, but the aged. “Pee clean Chris, pee clean.” Tim Morrisey, Facebook.

How about Horner?

Two weeks after becoming he oldest person to ever win a Grand Tour stage, Chris Horner now sits on the cusp of winning the whole darn thing. Should the bald 41-year old American win the Vuelta in Madrid, the questions that have already starting clogging up Google searches will no doubt increase exponentially. On one … More How about Horner?

175km Time Trial

Oh, Tony. So agonisingly close to surely one of the most outstanding Grand Tour stage wins of all time. On stage 6 of the Vuelta from Guijuelo to Cáceres, a 175km stage with an average speed of 44.8km/h, the German time trial world champion spent a remarkable 174.98km in the lead. The commentators were delivering … More 175km Time Trial

Bling and Sean

Great stuff from Orica-GreenEDGE and Michael Matthews, who claimed his first first ever Grand Tour stage win overnight. Bling, indeed. Just having watched the finishing kms on Eurosport I couldn’t help but notice something else too. The British commentator was pretty much close to exploding with excitement at the finish; you’d have thought perhaps this … More Bling and Sean