Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 16th 2013 Contents 30s have small children, but mine are at
the age where they can appreciate what
dad is doing," Horner said. "When I get
back, it will be quite the topic at home."
Horner, who will turn 42 next month,
beat nearest challenger Nibali by finishing
ahead of the Italian in each of the final
three mountainous stages before Sunday's
110-kilometre (68-mile) ride from Leganes
Michael Matthews of Australia won
the 21st and final stage in a sprint through
Madrid's city centre.
"We only had four other teammates to
help with the sprint today, but everyone
did their job 100 per cent to help me get
the win," Matthews said after his second
stage win at this Vuelta for Orica
This edition of the Vuelta, the 68th,
had been crafted to favor strong climbers
with 13 of its 21 stages set in the moun-
And Horner made the most of it, con-
sistently pulling away with his high riding
stance and a wry smile on his face while
his younger rivals agonised behind him
on the summit finishes.
"I loved this course. When I first saw
the design I knew it was perfect for me
and my style of racing," Horner said.
The veteran rider was not among the
favourites entering the race, but he quick-
ly joined them upon winning the third
stage. That made him the oldest rider
to ever win a stage at a grand tour, break-
ing the former record held by Pino Cera-
mi, who won a Tour stage at 41 years,
Saturday's decisive stage saw Horner
resist Nibali's repeated attacks before leav-
ing him behind in the fog as he surged
up the Alto de L'Angliru peak, increasing
his lead from three to 37 seconds.
"Yesterday you saw how much effort
Nibali put in to try to win this race,"
Horner said. "It was no walk in the park
for me. It was probably the hardest victory
I've ever had in my career, and possibly
the hardest race I've had in my career."
Horner completed the grand tour in 84
hours, 36 minutes, 4 seconds. Nibali
remained 37 seconds behind, followed by
Valverde 1:36 back.
Horner turned professional in 1995.
His previous wins included the Tour of
Georgia in 2003, the Tour of the Basque
Country, a northern region in Spain, in
2010, and the Tour of California in 2011.
Euskaltel-Euskadi, the financially trou-
bled Basque team that Formula 1 driver
Fernando Alonso is considering sponsor-
ing, finished as the best team at the race
and the only one to not have a member
retire. The rest of the peloton let Euskaltel-
Euskadi ride in front as it entered the city.
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MADRID---At an age when most cyclists have
already retired, Christopher Horner is getting
the best results of his life.
The 41-year-old American veteran completed
the biggest victory of his career yesterday, winning
the Spanish Vuelta to become the oldest cham-
pion of one of cycling's three-week grand tours.
"I've been a professional for almost 20 years
so this represents a lifetime of hard work," Horner
said. "A grand tour is always a goal for a cyclist
to show how good of a rider you are. The mem-
ories will last forever."
Having effectively decided the race in the
northern mountains over the last three days,
Horner navigated the final flat stage without
mishap to arrive in Madrid together with his
RadioShack-Leopard teammates and with a safe
grip on the leader's red jersey.
Vincenzo Nibali of Italy and Spaniard Alejandro
Valverde---both former winners---completed the
The previous oldest winner for one of the
three grand tours---the Vuelta, Tour de France
and Giro d'Italia---was Fermin Lambot, who won
the 1922 Tour at the age of 36.
Besides being the oldest, Horner is also the
first American to win the Vuelta.
"Many riders winning in their 20s and early
Christopher Horner of United States celebrates after
winning the Spanish Vuelta cycling race in Madrid, Spain,
yesterday. American veteran Horner completed the biggest
victory of his career, winning the Spanish Vuelta at the age
of 41 to become the oldest champion of one of cycling's
three-week grand tours. AP PHOTO
Horner is oldest grand tour champion
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