Before I could even settle into a routine back at home after the Tour de France, remnants of the Tour were calling my name. Not even three days after the Tour ended, I was working out an arrangement to talk to 10th place finisher and Team RadioShack member Chris Horner on American soil. And not just anywhere in the States, but all too close to home at the Trek Bicycle Store of Highland Park. On Wednesday night, Chris came and spoke to cyclists, triathletes and Tour de France followers with a portion of the sales on Team RadioShack gear–that Chris would autograph–going to the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
What was Chris doing in Illinois just a few days removed from Paris? He’s here to participate in this weekend’s Tour of Elk Grove. The two of us chatted about the upcoming event and Chris had tons of tips to offer to have a successful race. Check them out on this video.