Anyone watching? *spoiler alert* La Vuelta just got real. On the 22% slopes of Alto Hazallanas, 41-year-old Chris Horner gets the kids off his lawn for his second stage win and second turn in the red leader's jersey. Horner made a powerful solo attack at about 4k to go to win by 48 seconds. Tour of Italy winner and race favorite Vicenzo Nibali second on stage and on GC at 52s. Rodriguez, Valverde, Basso and Pinot within 1m12s. The heavy hitters seem to think Horner is not a serious long-term threat on GC. Horner attacked at the perfect time, but he was strong enough to open the gap and hold it--even Nibali's late solo counter could not close it. Lots of mountain stages and a hilly TT on Wed don't hurt Horner's chances--he won the Tour of the Basque with a (more) hilly TT a few years ago. Venga Horner!