Horner of US in front in Tirreno-Adriatico cycling


OFFIDA, Italy (AP) -- Forty-year-old American Chris Horner kept his overall lead Monday in the next-to-last stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race.

Joaquin Rodriguez of Spain broke away with less than a mile to go to win the sixth stage in the weeklong race. Horner finished fourth and holds a five-second lead over Roman Kreuziger of the Czech Republic.

Rodriguez, who rides for the Katusha team, was timed 4 hours, 38 minutes, 27 seconds over the 113-mile undulating course. The leg started and ended in Offida, concluding with a 10-mile circuit repeated six times.

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, the 2010 Spanish Vuelta champion, was second in the stage. Italy's Danilo Di Luca, the 2007 Giro d'Italia winner, was third. Both had the same time as Rodriguez.