Chris Horner

Vuelta al País Vasco Tour of California Vuelta a España


Horner 1996 professional in a small American team and drove three years thereafter with Française des Jeux. Since his only good result was a third place at the Grand Prix Ouest France, he returned to his homeland, where it was successively for the teams Mercury Viatel, the Prime Alliance Cycling Team, the Saturn Cycling Team and the Webcor Cycling Team. During this time he drove some victories in a cycling race in the UCI America Tour and other smaller races.

In 2000, he won stages at the Tour de Langkawi and 2003 at the Tour de Georgia, and also secured in each case the overall victory. Due to his eighth place finish in the 2004 World Championship in Verona, he got to the end of the season still has a contract with Saunier Duval- Prodir. 2005, where he achieved his greatest success up to that point, he won a mountain stage and finished fifth in the Tour de Suisse. In his Tour de France appearances in 2005 and 2007, he was 33 and 15 respectively in the overall standings. From 2006 to 2007 he rode for the Belgian team Predictor -Lotto. In 2008 and 2009 he drove for the team Astana. 2010 and 2011 he drove for Team RadioShack at the doping confessed Lance Armstrong. Horner 2010 was probably recorded his most successful season. After the overall victory in the Vuelta Ciclista al País Vasco and top ten finishes at Flèche Wallonne, Liège -Bastogne -Liège, Amstel Gold Race and the Tour of California, Horner was able to finish the Tour de France 10. He also won the 2011 Rating Tour of California. Since 2012 Chris Horner moves in the Luxembourg Team RadioShack -Nissan (formerly Leopard Trek) after the team RadioShack merged with this.

After he missed almost the entire 2013 season due to persistent injuries, he came up with only 14 days of racing on the Tour of Spain and showed there the best performance of his career. He was twice through two stage wins to take the overall lead, they lost but in each case only one day later Vincenzo Nibali. He was the oldest rider in history (41 years and 314 days ), which could take a stage and the leader's jersey at one of the three major national tours. On the nineteenth stage, he could make as great a projection consists of a three -second behind Nibali and these expand on the twentieth stage on the Alto de Angliru with a second place even more. The following day he made then, as expected, the overall victory was so perfect and with an age of 41 years and 327 days, the oldest overall winner of the so-called Grand Tours.


  • Tour de Langkawi
  • Tour de Georgia
  • A stage in the Tour de Suisse
  • A stage of Tour de Romandie
  • A stage and overall Vuelta al País Vasco rating
  • A stage and General Classification Tour of California
  • A stage of Tour of Utah
  • Two steps, combination and Appreciation Vuelta a España

Rankings in the Grand Tours


  • DNF: did not finish, a stage driver has not ended