Thor Hushovd

Hushovd in open castle

Thor Hushovd (* 18. January 1978 in Arendal) is a Norwegian wheel running driver.

For a wheel sportsman unusually large and heavy Norwegians (1.83 m, 81 kg) 1999 wheel professional became, after it had become one year before world champions in the time driving of the U23. With the route de France 2001 won Hushovd with its team Crédit Agricole (among other things surprisingly with Jens Voigt) the crew time driving. One year later, with the route 2002 he got himself in the Sprint of a small group of outliers its first own stage-win, that altogether second of a Norwegian after Trade Union of German Employees Otto Lauritzen. It is exactly the same as Stuart O'Grady a Allrounder, i.e. it succeeds in the Sprint, it comes along in the mountains very well and can well time driving, as well as a peeling off.

On the 1. Stage of the route de France 2004 fought for the Norwegian the green leotard, which it also on the 2. Stage to defend could. On the second stage Hushovd could secure itself as first Norwegians at all the yellow leotard of the totalprominent, in order to lose it however on the following day again.

With the route de France 2005 decided Hushovd the point valuation (green leotard) for itself, without only one stage to have won.

He celebrated its largest success in the spring 2006, when he won as first Norwegians Gent Wevelgem.


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