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Cycling Tue Aug 10 2010

Chris Horner Speaks; CX Action

At last week's Tour of Elk Grove, Chris Horner, one of Team RadioShack's more recognizable riders, competed in the race solo and brought home a 5th place overall finish. Fresh off the Tour de France, where he earned an excellent 10th place, Horner managed to do well at Tour of Elk Grove -- a race not well suited for his abilities as a "general classification" rider. Ronit Bezalel of Ronitfilms and I were able to catch up with him to ask a few questions about his upcoming plans for the off-season, how he likes his In-N-Out, and cyclocross. Also, we discussed Horner's age -- at nearly 39, he's one of the older riders in the peloton; yet, he's still pulling in excellent results.

Other exciting news, the ChiCrossCup is heating up! The first race of the season is a relay race at Jackson Park on August 29.

Before then, though, you'll need to hone your CX technique. IIT is hosting a cyclocross clinic with professional 'cross racer Jeremy Powers and coach Randy Warren this Sunday, August 15. The clinic will cover proper dismount and remount techniques, barriers, run-ups, and other 'cross specific stuff. Now nine months after Montrose Harbor, most everyone's technique is a little rusty -- it may be prudent to hit this one up before tearing into the Chicago 'Cross Cup series.

 
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