Chris Horner wins Spanish Vuelta

Updated: September 15, 2013, 3:58 PM ET
Associated Press

MADRID -- American Christopher Horner is getting the best results of his life at an age when most cyclists have already retired.

The 41-year-old veteran completed the biggest victory of his career on Sunday, becoming the first American to win the Spanish Vuelta and the oldest champion 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 ...

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