A Phone Conversation with the 'Homeless' Chris Horner
Tommy Murphy talks to Chris Horner about racing in Europe and the 2005 Tour de France.
Chris Horner facts:
Date of Birth :
Height: 1.72 mts
Weight: 65 kg
Resides: Homeless (
Turned Professional : 1996
2005 Team: Saunier Duval - Prodir
Team Website: www.saunierduvalteam.com
2004 (Webcor Cycling Team), 2003 (Saturn Cycling Team), 2002 (Prime Alliance Cycling Team), 2001 (Mercury / Viatel), 2000 (Mercury), 1999-97 (La Francaise des Jeux), 1996 (Nutra Fig), 1995 (Individual).
RoadCycling: Hello, this is Tom.
Chris Horner : Hey Tom, it?s Chris.
RC: Hi Chris, I wasn?t expecting you. I was just finishing mowing the lawn here. What time is it over there?
CH: It?s about . Hold on.... ....Sorry about that, Inigo [Cuesta] was just saying goodnight.
RC: Is he your roommate?
CH: Yea, I?ve been staying with him at a hotel here in
RC: So how are you doing?
CH: I?m doing good, thanks.
RC: How does it feel to be back in
CH: It?s great, but man, it?s tough.
RC: How do you mean?
CH: There are just so many distractions over here compared to the states. It?s just a lot harder here.
RC: What kind of distractions?
CH: No home, no car, no family, no friends, the language barriers?.
RC: No home???
CH: Yea, I?m homeless. I sold my home in
RC: What did you do? Did you head back to
CH: I bounced around between family and friends but spent most of my time living in
RC: (Laughing!) ? I?m picturing a Cousin Eddie moment here.
CH: Yea, his neighbors probably loved us.
RC: That?s classic! So, how are your kids doing? How old are they now?
CH: They?re doing great. They?re seven, five and three now.
RC: Wow, they?re getting big.
CH: Yea, they are. They?re always changing.
RC: How long has it been since you?ve seen them?
CH: About three months now.
RC: That sucks!
CH: Yea, it does. It?s hard being away from them so much.