Friday, December 02, 2005

Horner to race Natz

Noted without comment....

"A newcomer to cyclo-cross, Chris Horner, will line up to race at the Liberty Mutual U.S. National Cyclo-cross Championships.

Horner recently made his cyclo-cross debut at the final two races in the Crank Brothers U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross in California. Starting from the middle of the pack, Horner made up for a lack of prowess with pure power. He placed 13th and 11th, respectively, and earned crucial UCI points to secure a good start position in Providence. Rhode Island.

"I had a blast," Horner told the crowd after the final race, the Grand Prix Clark Natwick in San Francisco. "I think this suits me."

Horner dominated American road racing for nearly a decade before racing his first Tour de France in 2005. Despite breaking a leg early in the season, Horner won a stage in the Tour de Suisse and nearly made two strong breakaways stick during his Tour debut. Horner also placed second at the Wachovia USPRO Road Championships.

Horner will step to the start of the elite race on December 10 to match skills with the lauded likes of Jonathan Page, Tim Johnson, Ryan Trebon, Adam Craig, Todd Wells, and Mark McCormack. The men's elite race is set to begin promptly at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. "


Blogger X Bunny said...

and the question is--will he take off his water bottle cages for natz?

10:10 AM  
Blogger singlespeedguy said...

Leave them on I say...

2:50 PM  
Blogger Steven Woo said...

other cross riders
and there's a long interview with a U23 rider at:
with an upcoming blog at:

9:21 AM  
Blogger Dave Carr said...

The water bottle verdict is: On!

10:30 AM  

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