Vuelta glory for Horner
American Chris Horner became the oldest ever winner of a Grand Tour on Sunday when he secured victory in the Vuelta a Espana at the age of 41.
Horner is eight years older than 1994 champion Tony Rominger and five years older than Firmin Lambot, who won the Tour de France in 1922 aged 36.
The RadioShack rider maintained his 37-second advantage over Giro d'Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali on the final stage into Madrid, which was won by Australian Michael Matthews in a bunch sprint.
Horner, who turns 42 next month, was only three seconds ahead of Nibali going into Saturday's penultimate stage but extended his advantage by finishing second behind France's Kenny Elissonde on the brutal climb of Alto de L'Angliru.
With the addition of time bonuses, Horner stretched his lead to 37 seconds going into Sunday's final stage, a largely ceremonial 109.6 kilometres from Leganes to Madrid.
Alejandro Valverde finished third overall, with Ireland's Nicolas Roche in fifth.