Horner back on top
Cyclist Christopher Horner of the United States won the 10th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Monday to take the overall lead for a second time. The 41-year-old RadioShack-Leopard rider also won the third stage. Organizers said he is the oldest rider to earn a stage victory in one of cycling’s three grand tours. Horner broke away on the steep, zigzagging ascent to the Alto Hazallanas peak at the end of 116-mile mountainous ride from southern Andalucia. He won in 4 hours, 30 minutes, 22 seconds. Vincenzo Nibali pursued Horner but was unable to catch him. Nibali finished 48 seconds behind in second, with Spain’s Alejandro Valverde leading a small pack that was 62 seconds back.
– Associated Press