Thor Hushovd's problems might be bigger than he would let on right after the world championships in Salzburg last Sunday, where he finished 114th. As his trainer Atle Kvålsvoll now revealed to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, Hushovd was suffering from severe cramps during the road race. The cramps, which apparently spread out even into his fingers, were serious enough for him to stop pedaling.
Reportedly, Hushovd has been dealing with these problems for a while, but so far, this season had been less troublesome for the Norwegian sprinter, after having consulted the nutritionists on the Norwegian Olympic team and strictly following their advice. Hushovd might now have to ask them for help again, as he is dreaming of playing a bigger role in the spring classics next season.
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