Hushovd Out of London Olympic Games

Oslo, July 16, 2012 (AFP) – Norwegian Thor Hushovd, the 2010 world
champion, on Monday announced that he was pulling out of the Olympic Games due
to ill health.

He said: “My priority is that Norway has the best possible road cycling
team in London but unfortunately I can’t compete as my body is not functioning
at its highest level.”

His manager, Atle Kvaasvoll, told AFP: “”There is something in his body
that is making it not react like it should. I don’t know whether it’s a virus
or something else but we are trying to find the cause.”

Last month the health problem forced Hushovd out of the Tour de France.

Hushovd’s place in the Norwegian team will be taken up by Vegard Stake
Laengen.