Veteran Cyclist Chris Horner Was Released By Team Lampre

PARIS, Nov 04, 2014 (AFP) - Chris Horner, the oldest winner of a Grand Tour, is in search of a new team after Italian outfit Lampre decided not to renew his contract on Tuesday. The American, who last year stunned many with his victory in the Tour of Spain at the age of 41, joined Lampre in January but suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung when he was hit by a car on a training ride … [Read more...]

Bronchitis Rules Chris Horner Out Of Tour of Spain

MADRID, Aug 22, 2014 (AFP) - Reigning champion Chris Horner was pulled out of the Tour of Spain on Friday as treatment he was receiving for bronchitis was deemed a health risk by his Lampre-Merida team. The American was given doses of cortisone after suffering bronchitis during the Tour de France and Tour of Utah and had been cleared to race by the International Cycling Union (UCI). … [Read more...]

Chris Horner In High Spirits After Leaving Hospital

PARIS, April 17, 2014 (AFP) - Tour of Spain champion Chris Horner left hospital in jubilant mood on Wednesday following a training crash with a car last week. The American Lampre rider was taken to hospital last Friday after being involved in a crash while riding around Lake Como in northern Italy. The 42-year-old, the oldest ever Grand Tour winner when claiming victory at the Vuelta … [Read more...]

Chris Horner In Hospital After Serious Crash With A Car

PARIS, April 11, 2014 (AFP) - Tour of Spain champion Chris Horner has been taken to hospital following a training crash with a car around Lake Como, Italy, his Lampre team said Friday. The 42-year-old American, who was born in Japan and is the oldest ever winner of a Grand Tour, suffered a punctured lung and broken ribs in the accident. "The American cyclist Chris Horner had an … [Read more...]

Vuelta Winner Chris Horner Signs With Team Lampre

PARIS, Jan 30, 2014 - Tour of Spain winner Chris Horner has signed for Lampre, the Italian team confirmed on Thursday. The 42-year-old American has been without a team since leaving RadioShack last year. Lampre will be the 12th team for whom the Japanese-born rider has competed. Horner, who turned professional in 1995, is expected to compete in two big races this season - the Giro … [Read more...]

Chris Horner Teach Bike Racing Strategy in Reading the Race

Racing Veterans Chris Horner and Jamie Smith Teach Bike Racing Strategy in Reading the Race Boulder, CO, USA - October 9, 2013 - In Reading the Race, race announcer Jamie Smith and veteran road captain Chris Horner team up to deliver a master class in bike racing strategies and tactics. Armed with strategies and tactics learned over thousands of races, cyclists and cycling fans will learn how … [Read more...]

Broken Ribs Ends Chris Horner’s 2013 Season

Vuelta a EspaƱa champion Chris Horner is effectively ending his season after breaking ribs in a high speed crash at the World Championships last Sunday. Horner, who was one of many riders involved in a huge pile-up in the first lap of the road race, broke ribs on the back side of his body and will not be able to participate in the races he was scheduled to ride, most notably Il Lombardia and … [Read more...]

Anti-doping Agency Miss Horner Test Due To Hotel Error

MADRID, Sept 16, 2013 (AFP) - Spanish anti-doping authorities were not able to carry out a test on Tour of Spain winner Chris Horner on Monday after they showed up at the wrong hotel. At 41 years old the American became the oldest ever winner of a grand tour on Sunday when he sealed victory in the procession around Madrid in the 21st and final stage of the tour. The Spanish … [Read more...]

American Chris Horner Becomes Oldest Winner of Vuelta

MADRID, Sept 15, 2013 - American Chris Horner became the oldest ever winner of a cycling grand tour as the 41-year-old rubber stamped his victory in the Tour of Spain in Madrid on Sunday. Australian Michael Matthews won the 21st stage of the race around the capital's city centre in a bunch sprint ahead of American Tyler Farrar and German Nikias Arndt. Horner finished 47th but … [Read more...]

Kenny Elissonde Takes Penultimate Stage, Horner Extends Lead

American Chris Horner moved to within touching distance of becoming the oldest ever winner of a grand tour as he extended his lead in the Tour of Spain to 37 seconds in Saturday's penultimate stage. Frenchman Kenny Elissonde took the 142.2km 20th stage from Aviles to Alto de L'Angliru ahead of Horner in second and Alejandro Valverde in third. However, the 41-year-old Horner pulled … [Read more...]