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Chris Horner: The 42-year-old native of Bend, Ore., won the fifth stage of the Tour of Utah on Saturday to take the overall lead into the final day, passing fellow American Tommy Danielson in the final 200 yards.

Horner, riding for RadioShack Leopard Trek, finished the 113.7-mile stage that ended at Snowbird Ski Resort in 4 hours, 52 minutes, 45 seconds. Danielson, riding for Garmin-Sharp, was a bike-length behind.

Horner didn’t compete in the Tour de France this year because of knee surgery after earning top-15 finishes in 2010 and 2012. The Tour of Utah is Horner’s first major race since recovering from surgery.

“The knee is 100 percent,” Horner said. “There’s no pain on the bike. There’s no pain after the bike. It feels great.”

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The Associated Press