It's not like his results in 2008 are great in any way though.bauerb said:he was injured at the time of the selection. however if he was more likable, he may have gotten the nod even with the injury. its no different in the corporate world: you can be a star performer, but if you are not well liked, you will not win in many cases
mohair_chair said:Of all the guys on the US team, McCartney is the one I would least expect to be deemed team leader. So what's the big deal if Horner is worried about him being there at the end? McCartney's job will be to protect and serve riders for the early part of the race. He doesn't need to be there at the end. Someone has to be the water carrier. If not McCartney, then who?
right, but there are better ways to communicate your desire to have been part of an olympic roster than by calling out a specific rider who you think you should replace. that was a dick move. He could have just said he thought he deserved a spot and left the reader to figure out who he'd replace. besides, when did pros start <i>really</i> giving a **** about the olympics? dig around there's a quote from landis effectively calling it a waste of his time so I'd think Horner would have bigger fish to fry.gray8110 said:He's grumpy....
cogswell23 said:I was surprised to see that Horner wasn't chosen. I can understand his disappointment, but to mouth off like this is pretty bad form.
At the end of the day though, it's all a moot point, innit? Dude's sitting at home with a broken collarbone. Given that, it's for the best that he wasn't on the team.