“All I know is that we’ll be riding the Tour of Lombardy.” That was the one sentence Chris Horner spoke this morning just before starting the Grand Prix of Québec ProTour race, news even though the news coming out of Europe was that his RadioShack team had been barred from riding the season’s final classic and was appealing the exclusion to the Court of Arbitration for Sport
After investigating the news, VeloNews has learned that the team will indeed be on the start line of the Lombardy race October 17. “There was an oversight by the organizers,” an inside source told this VeloNews. “A letter confirming the invitation was lost apparently. And so they are working with the UCI to work things out so the team can start the race.”
Horner has a fine record at the Tour of Lombardy, having placed 11th, 10th, seventh and 12th in the four times he has participated in the Italian race. Now he’ll have a chance to do even better.