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Video: Horner misses Bruyneel's motivational skills

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Chris Horner (Radioshack) stayed out of trouble in the bunch on today's stage.

Chris Horner (Radioshack) stayed out of trouble in the bunch on today's stage. (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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Chris Horner (RadioShack) was prominent in the stage 17 endgame and finished 9th on the day.

Chris Horner (RadioShack) was prominent in the stage 17 endgame and finished 9th on the day. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan) signs autographs for fans in Rouen.

Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan) signs autographs for fans in Rouen. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Christopher Horner (RadioShack - Nissan)

Christopher Horner (RadioShack - Nissan) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan)

Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Chris Horner has opened up on the bad luck and disappointing season he and the RadioShack team has had and admitted that he has missed Johan Bruyneel since the Belgian was dismissed from the team.

Horner had a consistent season on the road, finishing second at Tirrieno and 13th at the Tour de France. He was unable to win back-to-back titles at Amgen Tour of California but his consistency saw him finish 9th at the Tour of Utah and 13th at the US Pro Cycling Challenge.

Despite Horner’s consistency, RadioShack’s season was anything but homogeneous. Bruyneel left under a cloud due to USADA’s investigation into Lance Armstrong and the US Postal team, while Andy and Fränk Schleck endured their worst seasons since becoming professional riders. Fabian Cancellara crashed out of the classics but rescued the season by winning the Tour prologue and wearing the yellow jersey for a week.

In this exclusive video recorded at RadioShack’s recent training camp, Horner talks about his own season before discussing the motivational importance of Bruyneel. The American also touches on the 2013 Tour de France and the team’s chances of success.

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Daniel Benson

 Daniel Benson is the Editor in Chief at both Cyclingnews.com and BikePerfect.com. Based in the UK, he has worked within cycling for almost 15 years, and he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he has reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he runs the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.