Tag Archive: Horner

Choices for US Olympic road cycling team raise questions; final roster

Last week’s announcement of the US road cycling squad for the London Olympics included many of the fresher faces in cycling.

That’s great that the younger cyclists get a chance, but if you’re like me, then you probably wondered why so many of the “old pros” were left off the final list.

Cyclists such as Tyler Farrar, Timmy Duggan, Taylor Phinney, Tejay van Garderen, and Chris Horner (the only older pro) are certainly all deserving.

But how about long-time pros like George Hincapie …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/17/choices-for-us-olympic-road-cycling-team-raise-questions-final-roster/

Biggest mystery of Tour of California resolved; also TV schedule

A big question has loomed over the Amgen Tour of California bike race that starts on Sunday: Is 3-time winner Levi Leipheimer well enough to compete in the 8-stage race?

Leipheimer, who suffered a fractured fibula when he was struck from behind by a car in early April, finally answered that question on Friday. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/05/12/biggest-mystery-of-tour-of-california-resolved-also-tv-schedule/

Horner finishes 2nd at Tirreno-Adriatico; strong comeback

US cyclist Chris Horner’s second place finish at the week-long Tirreno-Adriatico on Tuesday must be difficult to swallow, even after his remarkable comeback from a career-threatening crash at last year’s Tour de France.

The 40-year-old RadioShack cyclist, who lives in Bend, Oregon, lost the overall lead and the championship to Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali in the final 6-mile individual time trial at San Benedetto del Tronto.

Nibali (Liquigas) had battled to within 6 seconds of Horner on Monday. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/13/horner-finishes-2nd-at-tirreno-adriatico-strong-comeback/

US cyclists ready to pounce at two Euro bike races?

US cyclists are figuring prominently in two week-long bicycle races currently playing out on the continent — Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico.

Paris-Nice

At the Paris-Nice, Levi Leipheimer (left, Omega Pharma-Quick Step) is still within 10-seconds of the overall leader as he sits in 3rd place overall after Stage 6.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/09/us-cyclists-ready-to-pounce-at-two-euro-bike-races/