Chris Horner's team blames anti-doping agency for missed test

Chris Horner, Vuelta a Espana 2013, stage 20

Chris Horner missed an anti-doping control today, the day after he won the Vuelta a España. His RadioShack-Leopard team issued a press release saying it was a mix-up, that the testers sent this morning failed to realise the American switched hotels at the last minute.

"The anti-doping inspectors from the Spanish Anti-doping Agency that were asked to do the test by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) showed up at the wrong hotel in Madrid, where the team was staying but Horner was obviously not to be found," read a team statement.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.