What a win for Chris Horner yesterday at the Tour of California!
He’s one of the best guys in the peloton and well deserving of his win.
He wrote about his win and how it played out on his blog. He also gave one of the best interviews I’ve ever seen with Bob Roll after the win. I felt like a little school girl giggling with excitement for him.
I remember seeing him at the Grand Prix Cycliste in Montreal last fall, just kicking it in a late break over Mont Royal. Unfortunately that break didn’t last and he was caught before the finish so the win eluded him that day.
Before the race we had a brief exchange about him coming to Maine to ride in the Dempsey Challenge, and event I was also participating in. At that event, I actually met Chris and had him sign a great photo we took of him when he was in that break on the slopes of Mont Royal the month before.
I had friends that hung around after the Dempsey Challenge and talked a bit with him about his racing in Europe and specifically his feelings on the 2010 Tour de France. They claim he was a very down to earth guy, as was Levi who was also there, and it was like talking to any other cyclist we might know.
As we enter the last couple stages of the Tour of California, I will be cheering greatly for him in my living room from Maine. It is especially nice when the good guys win!