Hushovd Happy Green Jersey Is Not On His Bucket List

Written by: Justin Davis LOURDES, France, July 16, 2011 (AFP) - World champion Thor Hushovd applauded his decision not to aim for the Tour de France green jersey this year as he powered to victory in the race's 13th stage Friday. Hushovd, who rides for Garmin-Cervelo, has twice won the green jersey -- awarded to the rider who accumulates the most amount of points from the intermediate … [Read more...]

Hushovd Stuns Everyone As Voeckler Retains Yellow Jersey

LOURDES, France, July 15, 2011 (AFP) - Norwegian Thor Hushovd of Garmin-Cervelo continued his dream Tour de France with victory in the 13th stage from Pau to Lourdes on Friday. Frenchman Thomas Voeckler, of Europcar, retained the race leader's yellow jersey after arriving with the main peloton and all the favorites seven and a half minutes later. On the second of three consecutive days … [Read more...]

Rui Costa Wins Tour Stage 8, As Hushovd Keeps Yellow

Hushovd Keeps The Yellow on stage 8

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) SUPER-BESSE, France, July 9, 2011 - Portuguese Alberto Rui Costa hung on during a tense finish to claim his maiden Tour de France victory on the eighth stage held over 189km from Aiguirande to Super-Besse Saturday. Norwegian Thor Hushovd upset predictions to retain the race lead on the first day of climbing in the Massif Central as an expected … [Read more...]

Boasson Hagen Gets First Tour Win, Hushovd Retains Yellow Jersey

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Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) LISIEUX, France, July 7, 2011 - Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen claimed his and Team Sky's maiden Tour de France victory when he powered to victory in the race's sixth stage on Thursday. Compatriot Thor Hushovd, of Garmin-Cervelo, finished third to retain the race leader's yellow jersey after 226.5km of racing from Dinan on the north coast to Lisieux in … [Read more...]

Cavendish Wins His 16th Tour Stage, As Hushovd Retains Yellow Jersey

Boonen Crashes On Stage 5

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) CAP FREHEL, France, July 6, 2011 - Britain's Mark Cavendish of HTC-Highroad claimed his 16th career win on the crash-marred fifth stage of the Tour de France Wednesday. Norwegian Thor Hushovd, of the Garmin-Cervelo team, kept the race leader's yellow jersey after the 164.5km ride from Carhaix to Cap Frehel which saw several overall contenders hit the … [Read more...]

Evans Pips Contador To Win A Thrilling Stage 4

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Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) MUR-DE-BRETAGNE, France, July 5, 2011 - Two-time runner-up Cadel Evans of BMC held off a late charge from Alberto Contador to claim a prestigious victory on the fourth stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday. Norwegian Thor Hushovd, tipped to lose the yellow jersey after a brutal two-kilometer finishing climb, held on to the race lead after the 172.5km ride … [Read more...]

Cavendish and Hushovd Lose Points Over Mid Race Tussle

REDON, France, July 4, 2011 (AFP) - Tour de France organizers punished Mark Cavendish and Thor Hushovd for a mid-stage tussle by stripping the pair of the points they won at the intermediate sprint on the race's third stage Monday. Cavendish, a 15-time stage winner who is bidding to win the points competition's green jersey, appeared to nudge his Norwegian rival with his head as they jostled … [Read more...]

Evans Tipped To Take Yellow Jersey By Hushovd

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REDON, France, July 4, 2011 (AFP) - World champion Thor Hushovd has tipped BMC's Cadel Evans as the man likely to take over guardianship of his yellow jersey at the Tour de France after the fourth stage on Tuesday. Garmin's Hushovd held a one-second lead over Evans before the end of Monday's third stage between Olonne-sur-Mer and Redon in Brittany. However stage four finishes on the … [Read more...]

Hushovd Thunders Into Yellow As Garmin Win Team Time Trial

Vaughters All Smiles As Hushovd Gets Yellow Jersey

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) LES ESSARTS, France, July 3, 2011- World champion Thor Hushovd took over the Tour de France yellow jersey from Belgian Philippe Gilbert as Garmin-Cervelo triumphed for the first time on the race's second stage on Sunday. Hushovd's Garmin team, one of the favorites for the 23km team time trial, set a winning time of 24min 48sec for the punishing event to … [Read more...]

Hushovd, Goss, Gilbert the Yellow Jersey Favorites Day one

Written by Justin Davis (AFP) LES HERBIERS, France, July 1, 2011 - Norwegian Thor Hushovd and Matt Goss of Australia are among the favorites to take possession of the Tour de France yellow jersey Saturday when the first of 21 stages opens the race. Dispensing with the opening prologue which, in recent years, has opened the Tour and handed the lead to a time trial specialist, … [Read more...]