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Video: Hushovd looks ahead to Paris-Roubaix and a stage win at the Tour

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David Millar and Christian Vande Velde decide to split the bill on a coffee stop ride

David Millar and Christian Vande Velde decide to split the bill on a coffee stop ride
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Christian Vande Velde shows his two daughters around the team bus

Christian Vande Velde shows his two daughters around the team bus
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Tyler Farrar has his bike measured before a ride

Tyler Farrar has his bike measured before a ride
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Thor Hushovd check his bike

Thor Hushovd check his bike
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Girona is host to the Garmin-Cervelo team camp

Girona is host to the Garmin-Cervelo team camp
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David Zabriskie and Ryder Hesjedal: the definition of team bonding

David Zabriskie and Ryder Hesjedal: the definition of team bonding
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The riders crowd around the computer to check out the latest on Cyclingnews.com

The riders crowd around the computer to check out the latest on Cyclingnews.com
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Lionel Marie and Bingen Fernandez will step up their duties this year

Lionel Marie and Bingen Fernandez will step up their duties this year
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The riders tuck into lunch

The riders tuck into lunch
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The Garmin and ex-Cervelo Test Team riders bond over lunch

The Garmin and ex-Cervelo Test Team riders bond over lunch
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Poor weather meant the riders were often forced to train in doors

Poor weather meant the riders were often forced to train in doors
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Matt Rabin works on Tyler Farrar

Matt Rabin works on Tyler Farrar
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Lionel Marie at the wheel of the car

Lionel Marie at the wheel of the car
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Vande Velde arrives for training with two of his biggest fans

Vande Velde arrives for training with two of his biggest fans
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David Zabriskie models a new line of clothing

David Zabriskie models a new line of clothing
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Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) is planning his season around the Classics before aiming for a stage win at the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.

In this video from the Garmin-Cervélo team camp in Girona, he tells Cyclingnews about his race programme for the year. He explains how Tyler Farrar will be the team’s hope for the points jersey at the Tour, while he will be chasing stage wins and enjoying racing the Tour in his World Champion’s jersey. The team’s goal from day one, he says, is to aim for stage wins in France, and see what happens with the General Classification.

The 33 year old Norweigan is confident that the new team will be successful in the Classics, and says that every member of the squad is capable of winning. He doesn’t think the number of strong riders the squad has is a problem, saying they will need to race smartly, and be able to play on each others' strengths. He will ride all the Classics with the team, but his biggest goal for the Spring will be achieving his first win at Paris-Roubaix.

Since winning the Road World Championship in Geelong in October, Hushovd has had an increase in media interest and requests for appearances – but he hasn’t let that interfere with his training, and is still feeling good after the team training camp in Calpe.

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