September 10: Looking for a rest day

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Last stage before the rest day! Before doing my first Tour, I really thought that I would hate rest days - I thought that it would upset the flow and make me bored and ready to just get the race over with. But, I've come to love rest days! They are a great chance to catch up on sleep and spend as much time is possible in bed! With today's early start and long transfer (including an airplane ride) after the race, I was definitely looking forward to arriving at the next hotel for 36 hours of very little movement!

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From being the USA's top domestic rider for several years to riding for a ProTour team in the Tour de France, Chris Horner is always on the up. A talented all-rounder, Chris had a successful year Saunier Duval-Prodir in 2005, and is now riding for Davitamon-Lotto. As one of the team's key men in the Vuelta, Horner will be detailing his progress in this special diary for Cyclingnews during the race. Australia UK USA