It’s a long day in the saddle, with no time to stop at a roadside cafe for a cool, refreshing cerveza. It’s very much food on the go, courtesy of the riders’ musettes.
By winning today’s stage three and taking over the red jersey, RadioShack-Leopard’s Chris Horner became both the oldest stage winner and the oldest overall leader in any of cycling’s three grand tours. He’s 41 years and 307 days old and turns 42 on October 23rd.
Stage 3: Vigo to Mirador de Lobeira/Vilagarcia de Arousa, 172.5km
The first few stages of a grand tour are supposed to ease the riders into the race, with fireworks provided by the sprinters. It is not supposed to have a peloton freak-out that results in the sprinters being dropped and the oldest rider in the peloton taking the stage win. But that’s what happened today. Continue reading