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Horner out!
Last Post 09/01/2014 08:00 PM by stronzo nonfumare. 6 Replies.
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stronz

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08/22/2014 10:16 AM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/chris-horner-out-of-vuelta-a-espana-due-to-low-cortisol-levels well I'm not sure what to make of this. Seems like Chris was just pushing the limit between getting oral steroids and suppressing his own adrenal glands as a result - which is the reason for low cortisol. He was just not recovered. Or....
longslowdistance

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08/22/2014 11:51 AM
I wonder how many normal controls exist for 40+ year old pro tour riders. Not saying he's clean. I'm not saying anyone is clean.
Inferno7

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08/22/2014 11:48 PM
Feel bad for him. He got zero recognition for the Vuelta win. Starts the next season gets hit by a car, now this. Oh and sick at the tour.
madvax

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08/23/2014 12:11 AM
I feel bad for Horner as well. This is a tough break. According to a Velonews article, here is how he handled the news:
With the enormity of the news of his Vuelta scratch, Horner searched for solace in the only place he knows, the bike.

“I found out this morning, so I went out and rode my bike for six hours,” Horner said. “It’s the best thing to do. It clears the head. It’s where I feel most comfortable, either riding my bike or hanging out with my wife. For me, the best thing to do was to ride six hours. It’s a great day. The countryside is fantastic. … If you had spoken to me this morning, it would have been a bit ugly. When you’re out training six hours, you realize life is not that bad.”


The full article is at: Horner finds solace on bike after controversial Vuelta exit
stronz

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08/23/2014 08:51 PM
-- he is right. Thank G-d I can ride my bike. It really is cathartic. Hey -- he still is a GC winner and no one will be taking that away. Prolly time to retire. I mean all the crashes, punctured lungs, broken ribs, low cortisol -- Father Time is sending a message. Heck of a career
Cosmic Kid

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08/24/2014 08:39 AM
Posted By stronzo nonfumare on 08/23/2014 08:51 PM
-- he is right. Thank G-d I can ride my bike. It really is cathartic. Hey -- he still is a GC winner and no one will be taking that away......at least for now.


FTFY.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
stronz

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09/01/2014 08:00 PM
anyone think CH could have kept up with theses guys?
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