VUELTA: Stage 3 won by Veteran Chris Horner

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Showing no signs of slowing down, American Chris Horner, 41, took a solo victory in the third stage of the Vuelta a España and laid claim to the red leader’s jersey.

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In the process he became the oldest rider in the history of cycling to win a stage in a Grand Tour, with the prior honor going to Pino Cerami who won a Tour stage at 41 years, 2 months. Horner will turn 42 in October.

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Chris Horner: “It was fantastic today. There were multiple attacks but when I looked back and saw that I had a small I gap, I just said to myself that I was going. There were so many attacks that when I finally got to the last rider I wasn’t 100 percent sure he was the last guy, but in the car they were telling me to ‘Go! Go!’”

“So I went full gas to the line. It’s always a gift to win. And when you win here with all of these world class riders, you know you are one of the best riders, too, and it’s a wonderful feeling.”

The 172.5km stage began in Vigo and ended in Mirador de Lobeira. The final climb was just enough to stir things up after a crash saw many riders hit the ground. Horner avoided the carnage and jumped clear in the last kilometre of racing to cross the finish line three seconds ahead of Alessandro Valverde and Joaquim Rodriguez.

It was a second win this month for Horner who claimed a stage win two weeks ago in the Tour of Utah after missing much of the season due to a knee injury.

Horner: “I hurt my knee earlier in the year. Utah was my first race since end of March but I’m back now and I feel good and motivated to win some races. I’ve trained very hard and now I’m back to work. I wanted to take the jersey today. That was my plan and I hope to keep it as long as possible.”

Chris Horner has had a long and successful career in cycling but shows no signs of preparing to leave the sport: “I love racing. Everyone keeps asking me when I am going to retire, but I won’t do that until I feel like I’m just suffering all day on the bike and never winning bike races”.

“At this moment I feel like I can keep racing forever. We feel we can keep this jersey for a few days. The team is so strong, we will work to keep it. Markel, Fabian, Rasty – they are the best at riding on the flats and I will be well protected by them. We will work for more stage wins too – I think I can win the Vuelta.”

In closing Horner said: “Thank you RadioShack for sponsoring me and the team for 4 years. They stop now and also I am at the end of contract. My contract is free and open.”

1 HORNER Chris RadioShack – Leopard 04:30:18
2 VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro Movistar Team 00:03
3 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquim Katusha Team @ st
4 URAN Rigoberto Sky Procycling @ st
5 MARTIN Daniel Garmin – Sharp @ st
6 MOLLEMA Bauke Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
7 SCARPONI Michele Lampre – Merida @ st
8 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE Haimar RadioShack – Leopard @ st
9 ROCHE Nicolas Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
10 BASSO Ivan Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
11 NIBALI Vincenzo Astana Pro Team @ st
12 MAJKA Rafal Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
13 MORENO FERNáNDEZ Daniel Katusha Team @ st
14 HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis Sky Procycling 00:13
15 POZZOVIVO Domenico AG2R La Mondiale @ st
16 BARGUIL Warren Team Argos – Shimano @ st
17 SANCHEZ GIL Luis Leon Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
18 HUZARSKI Bartosz Team NetApp – Endura @ st
19 KISERLOVSKI Robert RadioShack – Leopard @ st
20 NIEVE ITURALDE Mikel Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
21 TEN DAM Laurens Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
22 KREUZIGER Roman Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
23 SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
24 ULISSI Diego Lampre – Merida @ st
25 PINOT Thibaut Equipe Cycliste FDJ.fr @ st
26 KONIG Leopold Team NetApp – Endura @ st
27 SANTAROMITA Ivan BMC Racing Team @ st
28 NERZ Dominik BMC Racing Team @ st
29 NOCENTINI Rinaldo AG2R La Mondiale @ st
30 CAPECCHI Eros Movistar Team @ st
31 EIJSSEN Yannick BMC Racing Team @ st
32 MORENO BAZAN Javier Movistar Team @ st
33 SORENSEN Chris Anker Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
34 ELISSONDE Kenny Equipe Cycliste FDJ.fr @ st
35 ZAUGG Oliver Team Saxo-Tinkoff 00:24
36 BRAJKOVIč Janez Astana Pro Team @ st
37 GILBERT Philippe BMC Racing Team @ st
38 MEERSMAN Gianni Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
39 GENIEZ Alexandre Equipe Cycliste FDJ.fr 00:29
40 ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
41 SERRY Pieter Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
42 HERRADA LOPEZ Jose Movistar Team @ st
43 ROUX Anthony Equipe Cycliste FDJ.fr @ st
44 KANGERT Tanel Astana Pro Team @ st
45 HERMANS Ben RadioShack – Leopard @ st
46 CARDOSO André Caja Rural-Seguros RGA @ st
47 PIMENTA COSTA MENDES José João Team NetApp – Endura @ st
48 BOLE Grega Vacansoleil – DCM 00:33
49 BAGOT Yohan Cofidis Solutions Crédits 00:37
50 MATTHEWS Michael Orica GreenEDGE 00:41
51 DE CLERCQ Bart Lotto Belisol Team 00:44
52 DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO David Team NetApp – Endura 00:48
53 VANENDERT Jelle Lotto Belisol Team 00:51
54 PREIDLER Georg Team Argos – Shimano @ st
55 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz Vacansoleil – DCM @ st
56 PAUWELS Serge Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
57 TXURRUKA Amets Caja Rural-Seguros RGA @ st
58 SZMYD Sylwester Movistar Team 01:03
59 COPPEL Jérome Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
60 CARUSO Giampaolo Katusha Team @ st
61 ARROYO DURAN David Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 01:11
62 SARMIENTO TUNARROSA Jose Cayetano Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
63 GUSEV Vladimir Katusha Team @ st
64 BERARD Julien AG2R La Mondiale @ st
65 VOSS Paul Team NetApp – Endura 01:15
66 HOOGERLAND Johnny Vacansoleil – DCM 01:23
67 VALLS FERRI Rafael Vacansoleil – DCM @ st
68 ZINGLE Romain Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
69 MORI Manuele Lampre – Merida 01:26
70 STORTONI Simone Lampre – Merida @ st
71 BARTA Jan Team NetApp – Endura 01:37
72 BUSCHE Matthew RadioShack – Leopard @ st
73 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald Sky Procycling 01:48
74 VANENDERT Dennis Lotto Belisol Team 01:51
75 VANSUMMEREN Johan Garmin – Sharp @ st
76 VELASCO MURILLO Ivan Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 02:11
77 JANSE VAN RENSBURG Reinardt Team Argos – Shimano 02:19
78 VANDEWALLE Kristof Omega Pharma – Quick-Step 02:22
79 SOUPE Geoffrey Equipe Cycliste FDJ.fr 02:24
80 MARTIN Tony Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
81 FLECHA Juan Antonio Vacansoleil – DCM 02:26
82 WYSS Danilo BMC Racing Team @ st
83 COOKE Baden Orica GreenEDGE @ st
84 POELS Wout Vacansoleil – DCM 02:55
85 FROHLINGER Johannes Team Argos – Shimano @ st
86 MATE MARDONES Luis Angel Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
87 KNEES Christian Sky Procycling @ st
88 VICIOSO ARCOS Ángel Katusha Team 02:59
89 RATTO Daniele Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
90 KOHLER Martin BMC Racing Team 03:04
91 HUPOND Thierry Team Argos – Shimano 03:44
92 SINKELDAM Ramon Team Argos – Shimano @ st
93 REYNES MIMO Vicente Lotto Belisol Team @ st
94 HANSEN Adam Lotto Belisol Team @ st
95 DOCKER Mitchell Orica GreenEDGE @ st
96 HENDERSON Gregory Lotto Belisol Team @ st
97 FAIRLY Caleb Garmin – Sharp @ st
98 DE GREEF Francis Lotto Belisol Team 04:10
99 MARTINEZ DE ESTEBAN Egoi Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
100 VERDUGO MARCOTEGUI Gorka Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
101 POPOVYCH Yaroslav RadioShack – Leopard @ st
102 KOZONTCHUK Dmitry Katusha Team 04:16
103 CANCELLARA Fabian RadioShack – Leopard 04:51
104 IRIZAR ARANBURU Markel RadioShack – Leopard @ st
105 FUGLSANG Jakob Astana Pro Team @ st
106 MONTAGUTI Matteo AG2R La Mondiale @ st
107 VAN DE WALLE Jurgen Lotto Belisol Team @ st
108 OROZ UGALDE Juan Jos̩ Euskaltel РEuskadi @ st
109 GUTIERREZ PALACIOS Jose Iván Movistar Team @ st
110 STAMSNIJDER Tom Team Argos – Shimano @ st
111 CLEMENT Stef Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
112 PUCCIO Salvatore Sky Procycling @ st
113 ERVITI OLLO Imanol Movistar Team @ st
114 ZEITS Andrey Astana Pro Team @ st
115 ZANDIO ECHAIDE Xabier Sky Procycling @ st
116 LODEWYCK Klaas BMC Racing Team @ st
117 LASCA Francesco Caja Rural-Seguros RGA @ st
118 IGLINSKIY Maxim Astana Pro Team @ st
119 LASTRAS GARCIA Pablo Movistar Team @ st
120 MøRKøV Michael Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
121 SCHORN Daniel Team NetApp – Endura 05:18
122 CHAINEL Steve AG2R La Mondiale 05:40
123 GASTAUER Ben AG2R La Mondiale @ st
124 PINEAU Cédric Equipe Cycliste FDJ.fr @ st
125 ISAYCHEV Vladimir Katusha Team @ st
126 MANGEL Laurent Equipe Cycliste FDJ.fr @ st
127 LONGHO BORGHINI Paolo Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
128 PATERSKI Maciej Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
129 CATALDO Dario Sky Procycling @ st
130 BOIVIN Guillaume Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
131 MONDORY Lloyd AG2R La Mondiale @ st
132 CLARKE Simon Orica GreenEDGE @ st
133 TANNER David Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
134 PINOTTI Marco BMC Racing Team @ st
135 GRIVKO Andriy Astana Pro Team @ st
136 PETIT Adrien Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
137 VANOTTI Alessandro Astana Pro Team 06:12
138 BEWLEY Sam Orica GreenEDGE 06:24
139 RAST Gregory RadioShack – Leopard @ st
140 RASMUSSEN Alex Garmin – Sharp @ st
141 FARRAR Tyler Garmin – Sharp @ st
142 LANDA MEANA Mikel Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
143 WAGNER Robert Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
144 VEIKKANEN Jussi Equipe Cycliste FDJ.fr @ st
145 CAMANO ORTUZAR Iker Team NetApp – Endura @ st
146 STYBAR Zdenek Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
147 TOSATTO Matteo Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
148 INTXAUSTI Benat Movistar Team @ st
149 DE WEERT Kevin Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
150 SøRENSEN Nicki Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
151 ROWE Luke Sky Procycling @ st
152 POULHIES Stéphane Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
153 VAN KEIRSBULCK Guillaume Omega Pharma – Quick-Step @ st
154 FENN Andrew Omega Pharma – Quick-Step 06:30
155 PAOLINI Luca Katusha Team @ st
156 DALL’ANTONIA Tiziano Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 06:42
157 HAEDO Lucas Sebastian Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
158 ARNDT Nikias Team Argos – Shimano 08:36
159 KREDER Michel Garmin – Sharp 11:55
160 HOWES Alex Garmin – Sharp @ st
161 COURTEILLE Arnaud Equipe Cycliste FDJ.fr @ st
162 DODI Luca Lampre – Merida @ st
163 ANACONA GOMEZ Winner Lampre – Merida @ st
164 RICHEZE Ariel Maximiliano Lampre – Merida @ st
165 LANDER Sebastian BMC Racing Team @ st
166 PETROV Evgeni Team Saxo-Tinkoff @ st
167 BONO Matteo Lampre – Merida @ st
168 VAN DER SANDE Tosh Lotto Belisol Team @ st
169 GRAZIATO Massimo Lampre – Merida @ st
170 PIEDRA PEREZ Antonio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA @ st
171 DEMPSTER Zakkari Team NetApp – Endura @ st
172 BROWN Graeme Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
173 KIRYIENKA Vasil Sky Procycling @ st
174 URTASUN PEREZ Pablo Euskaltel – Euskadi @ st
175 MARKUS Barry Vacansoleil – DCM @ st
176 DE GENDT Thomas Vacansoleil – DCM 12:54
177 GERRANS Simon Orica GreenEDGE 12:55
178 MEIER Christian Orica GreenEDGE @ st
179 SULZBERGER Wesley Orica GreenEDGE @ st
180 WURF Cameron Cannondale Pro Cycling Team @ st
181 GARATE Juan Manuel Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
182 WESTRA Lieuwe Vacansoleil – DCM @ st
183 SIJMENS Nico Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
184 LOSADA ALGUACIL Alberto Katusha Team @ st
185 PETERSON Tom Team Argos – Shimano @ st
186 BESSY Cyril Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
187 TIRALONGO Paolo Astana Pro Team @ st
188 BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto AG2R La Mondiale @ st
189 NUYENS Nick Garmin – Sharp @ st
190 CHEREL Mikael AG2R La Mondiale @ st
191 EDET Nicolas Cofidis Solutions Crédits @ st
192 ARAMENDIA LORENTE Javier Francisco Caja Rural-Seguros RGA @ st
193 GARCIA FERNANDEZ Marcos Caja Rural-Seguros RGA @ st
194 HOWARD Leigh Orica GreenEDGE @ st
195 FERRARI Fabricio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 13:52
196 AZANZA SOTO Jorge Euskaltel – Euskadi 13:55

OVERALL
1 HORNER Chris RadioShack – Leopard 09:37:40
2 NIBALI Vincenzo Astana Pro Team 00:03
3 ROCHE Nicolas Team Saxo-Tinkoff 00:11
4 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE Haimar RadioShack – Leopard 00:13
5 KISERLOVSKI Robert RadioShack – Leopard 00:23
6 VALVERDE BELMONTE Alejandro Movistar Team 00:24
7 URAN Rigoberto Sky Procycling 00:25
8 MAJKA Rafal Team Saxo-Tinkoff 00:35
9 MORENO FERNáNDEZ Daniel Katusha Team 00:44
10 KREUZIGER Roman Team Saxo-Tinkoff 00:45
11 KONIG Leopold Team NetApp – Endura @ st
12 HUZARSKI Bartosz Team NetApp – Endura 00:48
13 SANTAROMITA Ivan BMC Racing Team 00:49
14 CAPECCHI Eros Movistar Team @ st
15 SORENSEN Chris Anker Team Saxo-Tinkoff 00:52
16 MOLLEMA Bauke Belkin Pro Cycling Team @ st
17 HERMANS Ben RadioShack – Leopard 00:56
18 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquim Katusha Team @ st
19 EIJSSEN Yannick BMC Racing Team @ st
20 BRAJKOVIč Janez Astana Pro Team 01:01

 

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