Hushovd writes Norwegian history

Thor Hushovd, Crédit Agricole's strongman, wrote history by being the first Norwegian cyclist to win the green points jersey in the Tour de France.

"I don't care about not getting a stage win in the Tour," said Hushovd. "It's important to me that I'm writing some history in my own country. Never before a Norwegian rider was on the final podium of the Tour de France. In Norway, I've helped to make cycling popular and I'm in the top five of most popular athletes, with, for example, rally pilot Solberg and skier Björndalen.

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