Vuelta a España
Stage 10: Torredelcampo - Güéjar Sierra. Alto Hazallanas - Stage Details

It was a day for the overall contenders at the Vuelta a España. Chris Horner (RadioShack Leopard Trek) won stage ten atop Alto Hazallanas. The American launched a powerful acceleration inside the final 5km to break away from a select group of climbers and overall contenders. His efforts put him back in the red leader’s jersey with a lead of 52” over Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in second place.

Christian Meier and Simon Clarke were the top finishers for ORICA-GreenEDGE, coming in with a group 20’27 behind Horner. Meier was 68th across the line and Clarke was 86th.

"As I mentioned it would be in our race preview, today was a combination of survival mode plus conserve as much as possible. Tuesday is a rest day, and Wednesday is the individual time trial. Sam [Bewley] will give it a crack in the TT, but for the rest of the team, it’s almost another rest day. The two days following are really good for us, and we’re focused on being at our best later in the week." - Sport Director Matt Wilson 

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Christopher Horner (USA) - RadioShack Leopard 4:30:22
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:48
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) - Movistar Team 0:01:02
4 Ivan Basso (Ita) - Cannondale Pro Cycling ST
5 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) - Katusha ST
6 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) - FDJ ST
7 Nicolas Roche (Irl) - Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:10
8 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) - Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:25
9 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
10 Rafal Majka (Pol) - Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:52
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
68 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:27
88 Simon Clarke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
128 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:26:36
151 Simon Gerrans (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:29:49
153 Michael Matthews (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
162 Mitchell Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
163 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
171 Baden Cooke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST