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Telefonica takes Volvo Ocean Race lead

Updated: November 19, 2011, 9:23 AM ET
Associated Press

ALICANTE, Spain -- Spanish team Telefonica surged past Puma to take the lead in the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday, dealing the American team a blow as the first leg entered its third week.

Puma had led going over the equator and into the South Atlantic on the 7,500-mile first leg from Alicante to Cape Town, but a better choice of line has given Telefonica the advantage.

With more than 2,500 miles to go, Telefonica's lead of just around 15 miles is far from insurmountable, but Puma ...

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