No Chris Horner at this year's Tour!?!?! I'm devastated. I just got over the Jon and Kate divorce news and now this!
I have become addicted to the VeloNews TV interviews with Horner. He gives a better explanation of team tactics and what goes on in the peleton than any of the guys who cover cycling for a living. I wouldn't be surprised if there are discussions going on over at Velo News this afternoon about the possibility of asking him to join their coverage team during the race.
I guess I understand that perhaps he hasn't fully recovered from his crash at the Giro and you can't take up a valuable Tour slot with a guy who might not be able to pull his weight for the three weeks, but it still breaks my heart. I bet it's disappointing for Lance, Levi and Alberto too. If you're thinking about winning yourself a Tour de France you sure as hell want a guy like Chris Horner pulling you to Paris.