Hushovd confirms he’ll miss London Olympics

It was in July last year when Thor Hushovd (BMC) was riding a high. He won the opening team time trial with his (2011) Garmin-Cervélo squad and won an additional two stages at the Tour de France. The team’s TTT win put Hushovd in the maillot jaune – something he’d continue to wear for the entire first week. The season wound down with the Tour of Britain, where he won a stage, before going onto the world championships where he supported his compatriot Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) to an eight-place finish.

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