[singlepic id=57 w=320 h=240 float=right]I found it particularly rewarding to watch Chris Horner win the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. Horner is one of my favorite riders in the peloton. As anyone that has been reading my posts will have noticed, I’m primarily a Leopard-Trek fan. Or, more precisely, I’m a Voigt, Schleck, Schleck and Cancellara fan, and they just happen to still be riding on the same team.
While my Leopard Trek fandom comes form watching the guys race, my appreciation of Chris Horner is much more personal. I had the opportunity to both meet and ride with Chris Horner at last years Clark’s Corner Cycling Challenge. That’s where I learned that, well, Chris is just a really cool guy. There are few folks as down to earth, approachable and humble. Oh – and the guy seems to have a perpetual smile on his face.