Chris Horner is my hero

That’s one for the old guys.

An incredible win at the Vuelta a Espana for Chris Horner, at 41 the oldest winner – by six years! – of a Grand Tour.

Dude: You Rock.  (photo: Telegraph UK)

Of course he got a lot of raised eyebrows about how he managed to produce such a result, but I prefer to view it as a testimony to the skills of a cagey veteran who finally got his chance and refused to let it slip out of his grasp.

And hey: I'm only 9 years older than he is! Sure, he's been a pro since 1996 and has ridden in 10 Grand Tours, but still. It makes a man think.

And it's a nice added bonus that the Leopard-RadioShack jerseys don't suck.


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