Horner wins 3rd stage of Vuelta to take lead

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Associated Press

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 11:02 AM

VILAGARCIA DE AROUSA, Spain (AP) — American Christopher Horner won Monday's third stage of the Spanish Vuelta to take the overall leader's jersey and race organizers say he is the oldest rider to win a stage in one of cycling's three grand tours.

The 41-year-old RadioShack-Leopard rider broke away on the last uphill climb to win the 107-mile ride from Vigo to Vilagarcia de Arousa in a provisional time of 4 hours, 30 minutes, 18 seconds.

Horner overtook Giro d'Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali as the race leader, with the Italian now 8 seconds back in second.

Alejandro Valverde finished second in the windy stage along the northwestern coast, followed by fellow Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez in third.

Race organizers did not immediately say whose age record Horner broke. The Vuelta is the third grand tour of the season after the Giro and the Tour de France.

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