Chris Horner signs to Lampre-Merida

Chris Horner, Vuelta a Espana 2013, stage 20

Chris Horner has signed a one-year deal with the Lampre-Merida team for 2014, ending months of speculation on where the 2013 Vuelta a Espana winner would end up.

Despite winning the Vuelta at the end of the 2013 season, Horner was not one of the riders signed up to the Trek Factory Racing team when they took hold of the RadioShack WorldTour licence. Since then, it has appeared that Horner has struggled to find a team - until Lampre-Merida's announcement on Thursday morning.

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