Pais Vasco Stage 2, Horner's strategy

Samuel Sanchez grabbed the lead at Pais Vasco, but the bit of news from that race that caught my eye was this bit about Horner, who was in the lead break with 7km to go when he punctured a tire:

When [Horner] rolled up to the finish line, he stopped just short of the tape and just idled there before slipping across 50th at 3:28 back.

"I got the flat, so there goes the GC. I knew there was no way I was chasing back, so that's why I wanted to lose as much time as possible," Horner said. "I just sat there two minutes. Maybe that's enough time that they'll let me go in a break and not worry about me."

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