Cycling: Chris Horner joins Lampre, expected to ride Giro and defend Vuelta title in 2014

Last Updated: 31/01/14 2:59pm

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Chris Horner: oldest winner in Grand Tour history at 2013 Vuelta

Chris Horner: oldest winner in Grand Tour history at 2013 Vuelta

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Reigning Vuelta champion Chris Horner has signed to ride for Italian team Lampre.

Horner, 42, became the oldest Grand Tour winner in history with his win in Spain last year but had been without a team since his contract with Radioshack - now Trek Factory Racing - expired.

The American, who turned professional in 1995, is expected to compete in two big races in 2014: the Giro d'Italia and his title defence at the Vuelta.

Lampre, who will be Horner's 12th team, have been rebuilding for next season and also signed Rui Costa a few weeks before the Portuguese rider became world champion.

Horner will line up for his new team in the Mallorca Challenge from February 9 to 12 in Spain.

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