Cycling: Chris Horner joins Lampre, expected to ride Giro and defend Vuelta title in 2014
Vuelta champion Chris Horner has signed to ride for Lampre, the 12th team of his professional career.
Last Updated: 31/01/14 2:59pm
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.