Number of riders older than Chris Horner to have ever *finished* the Vuelta a Espana: ZERO
— Cillian Kelly (@irishpeloton) September 15, 2013
Today Chris Horner will become the oldest Grand Tour winner by 7yrs. That’s quite a margin.
— Matt Keenan (@mwkeenan) September 15, 2013
- Was born in Okinawa, Japan. – Wiki.
- Jan Ulrich was born 2 December 1973 and won the Vuelta in 1999. Chris Horner was born October 23, 1971 and won the Vuelta in 2013. So Horner is 771 days (2 years, 1 month, 9 days) older than Ulrich and won the same race 14 years later! – Thanks John Galloway, Velocast Premium Podcast 15/9/13.
- Grand Tour finishing positions prior to 2013 Vuelta.
- Before the Vuelta, his only other major race wins were.
Tour de Langkawi (2000)
Tour de Georgia (2003)
Tour of the Basque Country (2010)
Tour of California (2011)
- An interesting quote from an old Cycling News article. January 8, 2005
CN: Regarding Tyler Hamilton, and all he is going through, what are your reactions?
CH: It is hard to believe that that could be true from a guy who is so nice. I’ve never heard a bad word come out of that guy’s mouth about anybody. But then you look on the other side, and someone from his team is positive for the same thing.
- I have read a few times on Twitter that Horner was one of the people at Armstrong’s side in the infamous press conference at the Tour of California in 2009. As far as I can tell, that is incorrect. It was Levi Leipheimer and George Hincapie besides him.
- When he won stage 3 at this years Vuelta he became the oldest rider in history (41 years and 307 days) to win a stage and wear the leader’s jersey in a Grand Tour. – http://www.cyclingnews.com/
- JournoVelo have a piece about Horners Stage 18 power figures. I don’t know anywhere near enough to comment, but it is another piece in the puzzle for those interested.
All this is assuming he wins the race. The last stage is yet to finish, so who knows what could happen yet!