Chris Horner stamps authority on Vuelta a Espana

Chris Horner and Vincenzo Nibali, Vuelta a Espana 2013, stage 20

Chris Horner (RadioShack) defended his red jersey in a thrilling finale to the Vuelta a Espana, despite the brave efforts of his rival Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) on the brutal Angliru climb.

Further up the mountain, youngster Kenny Elissonde (FDJ) reached the summit first to take the stage win following an exceptional ride, but even more compelling was the battle for the overall.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.