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Chris Horner, Fit and Healthy again wins Basque Tour!

Chris Horner sealed the biggest stage race win of his career today by winning the final time trial at the Tour of the Basque Country! Horner who is fit and healthy again after his injury prone 2009 has been in contention all week in Spain and started today’s time trial stage just one second behind Alejandro Valverde.

Last year was frustrating for Horner who broke his leg at the Giro d’Italia after looking in great form. He fought his way back and was fit and healthy again by the Tour of Spain, but again crashed out!

The TT today was over a hilly 22km and Valverde and Horner were fairly equal over the first climb, but Horner then gradually opened up the gap on his rival. Valverde rallied on the last climb, but Horner had done enough to win the TT by 8 seconds and the overall by 7 seconds!

Tomorrow we have the Hell of the North, which will probably come down to Cancellara versus Boonen again. Breschel, Flecha and Pozzato (if he is fit and healthy again) will be looking to upset the form book, but realistically they are probably chasing the last place on the podium!

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