Thor Hushovd Will Close Career Saturday At Primus Classic Impanis-Van Petegem

Past world road champion Thor Hushovd will close his professional cycling career Saturday in Belgium at the Primus Classic Impanis-Van Petegem, the BMC Racing Team announced Wednesday. Leaving His Legacy Hushovd's final race will cap 15 years in the peloton that include his world title in 2010, 10 stage wins and two points classification titles at the Tour de France and three Norwegian … [Read more...]

Illness Forces Norwegian Thor Hushovd To Retire

PARIS, June 27, 2014 (AFP) - Norwegian cycling legend and former world champion Thor Hushovd announced on Friday he will quit the sport after the world championships in September. The 36-year-old BMC rider says he has been badly affected after contracting mononucleosis which has often left him drained of energy. "I felt the virus developing in my body and had some good spells, but … [Read more...]

Thor Hushovd Sprints To Stage One Win At Tour of Beijing

BEIJING, Oct 11, 2013 (AFP) - Thor Hushovd won the first stage of the Tour of Beijing Friday, after the Norwegian timed his sprint for the finishing line to perfection. The 2010 world champion edged ahead of a crowded pack during a sprint finish to the 190.5 kilometers race, crossing the line at just over four hours and 20 minutes. Marginally behind the 35-year-old were … [Read more...]

Thor Hushovd Wins Arctic Race Of Norway

Thor Hushovd of the BMC Racing Team overtook Paul Martens (Belkin Pro Cycling Team) in an uphill dash to the finish Sunday to win the final stage of the Arctic Race of Norway and capture the overall title of the first-year race in his home country. Inspired By The Crowd The reigning Norwegian road champion earned a two-second time bonus in the final intermediate sprint of the 155-kilometer … [Read more...]

Thor Hushovd Powers To Stage Five Win In Tour of Poland

ZAKOPANE, Poland, Aug 01, 2013 - Norway's Thor Hushovd powered to a sprint victory on the 160.5km fifth stage of the Tour of Poland from Nowy Targ to Zakopane on Thursday. The 2010 world champion emerged triumphant ahead of Frenchman Matthieu Ladagnous and Italy's Luka Mezgec in a cagey uphill sprint to earn his second victory in three days as BMC triumphed for a third straight … [Read more...]

Thor Hushovd Wins Tour of Poland 3rd Stage

RZESZOW, Poland, July 30, 2013 - Norway's former world road race champion Thor Hushovd won the third stage of the Tour of Poland on Tuesday after the peloton covered 226km between Krakow and Rzeszow after two opening stages in Italy. Hushovd powered his way past Mark Renshaw (Belkin Pro Cycling) in the final 100 meters and held off a charging Steele Von Hoff (Garmin-Sharp) – who finished … [Read more...]

Hushovd Wins Tour Du Haut Var Opener

BMC Racing Team's Thor Hushovd won Saturday's opening stage of the two-day Tour du Haut Var with a powerful, uphill sprint over Tom-Jelte Slagter (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) and Arthur Vichot (FDJ). Grateful To The Team Hushovd said he had a strong lead out from his teammates at the end of the 152.7 kilometer race. "The whole team was supporting me well in the end and on the last lap they were … [Read more...]

Tests Reveal Hushovd Suffered From Virus And Muscle Problem

Medical tests on Thor Hushovd reveal the former world road champion suffered from a virus and muscle inflammation during a season that saw him race fewer than three dozen times for the BMC Racing Team. Four Days Of Tests Hushovd underwent four days of evaluation and testing at the Salt Lake City Health and Fitness Institute under the supervision of BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Thor Hushovd Will Skip Tour de France

Thor Hushovd will not compete at the the Tour de France and instead will ride the Tour de Pologne as he recovers from a viral infection that slowed him earlier this season, the BMC Racing Team announced Monday. Program Adjusted Hushovd has not raced since withdrawing from the Giro d'Italia after the fifth stage on May 10. BMC Racing Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Max Testa said the former … [Read more...]