Chris Horner wins the Vuelta a Espana at 41

American Chris Horner becomes the oldest champion of one of cycling’s three-week grand tours, winning the Vuelta a Espana. 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 36. Horner completed the grand tour in 84 hours, 36 minutes, 4 seconds. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy finished second, 37 seconds behind, followed by Spaniard Alejandro Valverde, 1:36 back. More here.

Many riders winning in their 20s and early 30s have small children, but mine are at the age where they can appreciate what dad is doing. When I get back, it will be quite the topic at home.

Congratulations Chris Horner! From all of us at TwentyFortySixtyEighty.

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