Fever Rules Hushovd Out Of Milan-Sanremo

MILAN, March 15, 2012 - Former world champion Thor Hushovd pulled out of the Milan-Sanremo on Thursday having failed to shake off a fever, his BMC team said. "I woke up on Monday night with a fever and sweats. I have felt bad for the last two days and there's no way I can ride on Saturday," said the Norwegian cyclist. BMC team for Milan-Sanremo: Alessandro Ballan (ITA), Marcus … [Read more...]

Hushovd Set To Race At Giro d’Italia

Paris, Jan 27, 2012 - Norway's Thor Hushovd will compete in this year's Tour of Italy which starts in Denmark in May, his Denia cycling team confirmed on Friday. The 2010 world champion has competed just once in the stage race five years ago and was declared winner of a stage after Alessandro Petacchi failed a drugs test. Hushovd, 33, also plans to race the Paris-Nice in March … [Read more...]

Hushovd, Gilbert Play Down Rainbow Jersey Chances

by Justin Davis COPENHAGEN, Sept 24, 2011 (AFP) - Defending champion Thor Hushovd and Belgian ace Philippe Gilbert accept that if they are to win the world road race title then it will be very much against the odds. One of cycling's most coveted prizes, the rainbow jersey is up for grabs on Sunday when the elite men bring the road world championships to an end after 266 km of … [Read more...]

Hushovd Grabs Tour of Britain Stage 4 Win

LONDON, Sept 14, 2011 (AFP) - Norway's Thor Hushovd won the fourth stage of the Tour of Britain on Wednesday, edging out his rivals on the 184-kilometre ride from Welshpool to Caerphilly. The world champion took the stage honours at the head of a group of around 25 riders which broke away in the climax to the race. Lars Boom of the Netherlands, who finished second, retained the leader's … [Read more...]

World Champion leads Tour of Britain line-up

Thor Hushovd and David Millar head provisional Garmin Cervélo roster Reigning World Champion Thor Hushovd will lead Garmin Cervélo’s line-up at this year’s Tour of Britain, from the 11th – 18th September, just a week before he defends his world title in Copenhagen. The Norwegian, who will be making his Tour of Britain debut, won two stages of this summer’s Tour de France, wearing … [Read more...]

Thor Hushovd Joins BMC Racing Team

Thor Hushovd will join the BMC Racing Team for the 2012 season, becoming the third straight world road champion to become part of the American team's roster the past two seasons. Complements Others Well BMC Racing Team President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz said signing Hushovd fits perfectly into the future plans of the organization. "Thor brings a lot of qualities to us and complements other … [Read more...]

Schlecks Target San Sebastian Classic In The Absence Of Evans

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, July 29, 2011 (AFP) - Andy and Frank Schleck will headline the San Sebastian Classic on Saturday in the absence of newly-crowned Tour de France champion Cadel Evans. The Luxembourg brothers, who finished second and third respectively in the Tour de France behind the Australian, are among the challengers in the one-day race which also includes Belgian Philippe Gilbert and … [Read more...]

Tour de France Stage 16 Interview With Thor Hushovd

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Hushovd Wins Tour’s Battle of The Vikings

GAP, France, July 19, 2011 (AFP) - Thor Hushovd said he had no regrets putting compatriot Edvald Boasson Hagen to the sword Tuesday as the Norwegians battled for victory on stage 16 of the Tour de France. Boasson Hagen and Hushovd are the sole Norwegians racing the world's premier cycling event and were finally given the chance to sprint together at the end of the 162.5 km ride from … [Read more...]

Contador Relaunches Tour Bid, As Hushovd Wins Stage 16

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) GAP, France, July 19, 2011 - Tour de France champion Alberto Contador relaunched his yellow jersey bid with an unexpected attack on the 16th stage of the race, won by Norwegian Thor Hushovd on Tuesday. Hushovd, of Garmin-Cervelo, out sprinted Norwegian compatriot Edvald Boasson Hagen to take his second victory of the race after a rainy 162.5km ride over … [Read more...]