Little Chris Horner attacked on a corner

What were you doing in 1971? Chris Horner was being born. That was a long, long time ago and yet here he is, in 2013, beating the fittest athletes in the world on a mountain stage of the Vuelta a Espana to take the race lead. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on.

In one sense, this is great. Those of us who have recently been putting together a whole repertoire of sighs for use in combination with armchairs can only feel uplifted by the sight of a man in his 40s excelling at any sport. ‘It’s still not quite too late’ is the message we infer (even though it really, really is).

On the other hand, Chris Horner is painfully American. I may have mentioned this. As a Brit, I find it hard to really root for Americans. He was born in Japan though, so maybe I can pretend that he’s Japanese. It’ll take a bit of effort to ignore the accent, but I think I can manage it.

Riders as far back as Horner’s hairline

The red jersey finished 2m22s back with Dan Moreno inside it. The garment will now move to Chris Horner. The Team Sky Columbians managed to avoid the new one-two. However, they avoided it by both losing four minutes.

I’ll try and remember to do a proper general classification round-up tomorrow because it’s the…

Rest day

So no summit finish. Weird.