Chris Horner

UnitedHealthcare says roster is full, no place for Horner (updated)

Chris Horner’s agent Baden Cooke said this week that the rider could end up on a US-based team if a European squad they are in discussions with doesn’t agree a deal, but it appears that UnitedHealthcare is not a possible destination. The American setup was one of only two Pro Continental squads from that country […]


Cooke: Horner has one possible option in Europe, others in the US

Following Tuesday’s news that the Lampre Merida team will not renew with Chris Horner, his agent Baden Cooke has told CyclingTips that he and the rider are examining several other options for 2015. “There is a team in Europe that is a possibility,” Cooke said. “We are just waiting to hear back from that, and […]


Rocacorba Daily

Good morning and welcome to today’s Rocacorba Daily news digest. In today’s headlines: Hill takes second stage win and race lead in Tour of Southland; Van Diemen wins stage four of the Tour of Taihu Lake; Horner looking elsewhere as Lampre-Merida confirms contract won’t be renewed; La Gazzetta claims Pantani’s body could be exhumed after […]


Horner looking elsewhere as Lampre-Merida confirms contract won’t be renewed

Having held off on making a firm decision until now, the Lampre-Merida team has indicated that Chris Horner will no longer be part of the setup in 2015. The Italian WorldTour squad issued a statement Tuesday saying that the rider and the team will head in different directions at the end of the season. The […]


Horner still in limbo over 2015 contract, is in talks with two teams

As was the case at this time last year, Chris Horner finds himself in a very uncertain position: unsure whether or not he will have a pro contract come the new season. Last Autumn the American rider had just won the 2013 Vuelta a España but, despite that victory, his 42 years of age plus […]


Lampre-Merida dismisses reports that talks have ended with Chris Horner

Responding to a report Tuesday by La Gazzetta dello Sport stating that Chris Horner would not be given a contract extension for 2015, the rider’s Lampre-Merida team has denied that any decision has been made at this point in time. “I think the info that La Gazzetta released was not correct,” team spokesman Andrea Appiani […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Valverde wins stage six of Vuelta a España ahead of Froome and Contador, takes back the lead; Dylan Teuns wins stage 5 of the Tour de l’Avenir, Miguel Lopez retains overall lead; Contador showing good form with third place on Vuelta’s first mountain stage; Despite […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Matthews wins stage three of Vuelta a España, grabs overall lead; Caleb Ewan wins stage two of the Tour de l’Avenir; Martin metres from first win of season at Vuelta a España, pledges to try again; Froome 10th on stage three, Brailsford says he’s impressed […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Bouhanni wins stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana, Valverde takes overall lead; Tejay van Garderen seals back-to-back victories at the USA Pro Challenge, Alex Howes wins final stage; Chantal Blaak wins Open de Suede Vargada, adding to TTT victory; Victory for Alexander Kristoff at […]


Vuelta without defending champion as Horner blocked from starting by MPCC rules

Chris Horner’s aim of defending his Vuelta a España title has derailed even before the race has started, with the American rider blocked from taking part due to a drop in his cortisol levels. Horner’s Lampre Merida team is a member of the Mouvement Pour Un Cyclisme Crédible (MPCC) anti-doping organisation. It includes a requirement […]