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CHRISTOPHER HORNER

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31.10.2015 @ 10:39 Posted by Renaud Breban

According to French newspaper L'Equipe, Chris Horner will end his career this winter. His agent Baden Cooke has explained that the American rider who won the 2013 Vuelta a Espana, has to retire, because he can not find him a new team for the next season.

 

But Cyclingnews been in contact Cooke who has denied the information. He is currently in negotiations with the Airgas-Safeway team.

 

After winning the Vuelta, Horner struggled to find a new team for 2014 but finally found a home at Lampre-Merida. However, he had an injury- and illness-marred season and finally missed the chance to defend his Vuelta title when he underwent an antibiotic treatment to treat an illness after the Tour of Utah and so recorded low cortisol levels in test taken before the Spanish race. As Lampre-Merida were members of the Movement for a Credible Cycling, they had to withdraw Horner from the race due to the rules of the organization.

 

Horner again struggled to find a new team for 2015 and had to move down to continental level with Airgas-Safeway. The team missed out on invitations for both the Tour of California and the USA Pro Challenge but Horner got his chance to show himself in the pro scene. Unfortunately, he was set back by illness again and he had to settle for fifth overall.

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