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Horner back on top

Tue., Sept. 3, 2013

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

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