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Horner climbs his way into Cali lead

Updated: May 18, 2011, 11:37 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The sun isn't supposed to shine on the careers of 39-year-old cyclists. Chris Horner defied that logic Wednesday to score one of the biggest wins of his lengthy career as the weather curse of the Tour of California finally lifted.

Well-protected by his RadioShack team throughout Stage 4 of the eight-day race, Horner accelerated out of a small group of leaders -- including his teammate, three-time Tour of California champion Levi Leipheimer -- with about 2.5 miles to ...

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