Thor Hushovd

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Date of Birth January 18, 1978
Place of Birth Norway
Age 43 years old
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Thor Hushovd

Thor Hushovd is a Norwegian former professional road bicycle racer. He is known for sprinting and time trialing; Hushovd is a three-time Norwegian national road race champion, and was the winner of the 2010 World Road Race Championships. He was the first Norwegian to lead the Tour de France, and first Scandinavian to win the road race in cycling world road championship. He is also the Scandinavian with the most stage wins in Grand Tours. He is widely considered the greatest Norwegian cyclist of all time. He retired in September 2014.

Full name: Thor Hushovd
Nickname: The God of Thunder, The Bull from Grimstad
Born: January 18, 1978, Grimstad, Norway
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 79 kg (174.17 lb)
Current team: Retired
Discipline: Road
Role: Captain
Rider type: Sprinter, Classic specialist
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About Thor Hushovd

Widely considered the greatest Norwegian cyclist of all time.

Before Fame

He won the under-23 time trial world championship and the under-23 Paris-Roubaix and Paris-Tours events.

Achievement

His nickname is "The God of Thunder."

Family Life

His wife Susanne gave birth to their first child Isabel in 2009.

Associations

At the 2009 Tour de France, he won a green jersey for the points classification for the second time ahead of Mark Cavendish.

Information related to Thor Hushovd

  • Norwegian Tour de France stage winners
  • Norwegian Giro d'Italia stage winners
  • Tour de France prologue winners
  • Tour de France Champs Elysées stage winners
  • Norwegian expatriates in Monaco
  • Olympic cyclists of Norway
  • UCI Road World Champions (elite men)
  • Norwegian male cyclists
  • Tour de Suisse stage winners
  • Cyclists at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Cyclists at the 2004 Summer Olympics
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