Daniel Moreno wins 4th stage of Spanish Vuelta

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Associated Press

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 12:03 PM

FISTERRA, Spain (AP) — Daniel Moreno of Spain timed his final sprint perfectly to win the fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday while Vincenzo Nibali of Italy overtook veteran American rider Christopher Horner to claim the overall leader's jersey.

The 32-year-old Moreno, riding for Katusha, won in 4 hours, 37 minutes, 47 seconds after breaking away from the pack almost within sight of the finish line of the 117-mile ride from Lalin to Fisterra at Spain's northwestern tip.

Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland came second just ahead of Michael Matthews of Australia, with both riders finishing in the same time as Moreno.

Nibali of Astana said he only learned he had overtaken the 41-year-old Horner as overall leader when he reached his team's motorhome some distance from the finish.

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