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Tour gallery: Thor Hushovd

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Winner, winner: Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) might have been held back a day earlier, but there was no stopping the Norwegian champion as cruised to stage victory.

Winner, winner: Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) might have been held back a day earlier, but there was no stopping the Norwegian champion as cruised to stage victory.
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) at home on the cobbles of northern France.

Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) at home on the cobbles of northern France.
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Thor Hushovd and Rolf Aldag explaining their point of views on yesterday's neutralisation

Thor Hushovd and Rolf Aldag explaining their point of views on yesterday's neutralisation
(Image credit: Hedwig Kröner)
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Thor Hushovd (Cervelo) loves the pavé so much he was licking his lips in joy.

Thor Hushovd (Cervelo) loves the pavé so much he was licking his lips in joy.
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Norwegian champion Thor Hushovd respected the go-slow, but missed points toward the green jersey.

Norwegian champion Thor Hushovd respected the go-slow, but missed points toward the green jersey.
(Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Thor Hushovd has never won Paris-Roubaix, but got the consolation prize of a Tour stage win in Arenberg - inspiration for next year?

Thor Hushovd has never won Paris-Roubaix, but got the consolation prize of a Tour stage win in Arenberg - inspiration for next year?
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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I’ve got a secret I want to share with you – I’m going to win another green jersey this year. Shh, don’t tell anyone.

I’ve got a secret I want to share with you – I’m going to win another green jersey this year. Shh, don’t tell anyone.
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Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam)

Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam)
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Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team) on the podium as points leader

Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team) on the podium as points leader
(Image credit: Sirotti)
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Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) set off on Stage 4 with this tastefully decorated Cervelo in honor of the points jersey he claimed after winning the day before.

Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) set off on Stage 4 with this tastefully decorated Cervelo in honor of the points jersey he claimed after winning the day before.
(Image credit: James Huang)
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Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) kept the green jersey

Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) kept the green jersey
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Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) will be looking to carry his green jersey all the way to Paris.

Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) will be looking to carry his green jersey all the way to Paris.
(Image credit: James Huang)
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Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) grabs his bike and heads to work.

Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) grabs his bike and heads to work.
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Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) kept the green jersey after stage four

Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) kept the green jersey after stage four
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Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team) continues to lead the points classification

Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team) continues to lead the points classification
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Thor Hushovd (Cervelo) drives the pace across the pavé

Thor Hushovd (Cervelo) drives the pace across the pavé
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Race boss Christian Prudhomme and Thor Hushovd meet at the start

Race boss Christian Prudhomme and Thor Hushovd meet at the start
(Image credit: Jean-François Quénet)
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Andy Schleck has a word with Thor Hushovd on the start line in Chambery.

Andy Schleck has a word with Thor Hushovd on the start line in Chambery.
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Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) remains in the green jersey.

Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) remains in the green jersey.
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Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) is back in the green jersey.

Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) is back in the green jersey.
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Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) went on the attack and earned enough points to wrest the green jersey from Alessandro Petacchi.

Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) went on the attack and earned enough points to wrest the green jersey from Alessandro Petacchi.
(Image credit: Sirotti)

Thor Hushovd isn’t only the defending green jersey at the Tour de France, he’s quickly shaping up as the likely winner for this year’s points jersey. Just a few stages in and the Norwegian national champion has already picked up a handy lead in the classification, helped by his impressive victory on Stage 3.

Hushovd respected the go-slow at the end of stage two, but he was furious it removed a chance for him to secure precious points in the green jersey race. A victory in the classification this year would give Hushovd his fourth green jersey at the Tour de France.

Yet, it’s a long road to Paris and anything could happen before then.