Thor Hushovd Biography

Thor Hushovd was born on the 18th of January in the year 1978. He is a professional bicycle racer from Norway and participates in the road events. Thor Hushovd is mainly known for his time trailing and his sprinting. He became the 2010 Norwegian and the World Road Champion. Thor Hushovd also became the first Norwegian to have led the Tour de France. He was also the first Scandinavian to have won the World Road Championship in the road race cycling event. Another remarkable feat achieved by Thor Hushovd is that he is also the Scandinavian with the highest number of stage wins in the Grand Tours.

Thor Hushovd is nicknamed as the Bull from Grimstad and the God of Thunder. He weighs eighty three kilos and stands tall at 6 feet. He is currently a part of the Garmin-Cervelo and is a specialist at road race events.

Thor Hushovd was the winner of the under twenty three World Championship in the event time trial. He also won the under twenty three version of Paris-Tour and Paris-Roubaix. He then turned professional in the sport of cycling in the year 1998. Thor Hushovd then went on to become the Norwegian champion in time trial in the years 2004 and 2005. He also became the road race champion in the year 2004 and 2010. In the year 2006, Thor Hushovd won seven UCI ProTour races in total and also won two stages of the 2006 Tour de France. He was the winner at the prologue and led despite a cut arm. He continued to race with stitches on my body and then regained the famous yellow jersey after the second stage. He then went on to win the last stage of the tour by beating Robbie McEwen. In the Vuelta a Espana, he continued his good form and won the sixth stage and wore the golden coloured jersey for a total of three stages. The year 2008 was also good for Thor Hushovd as he won the second stage of the Tour de France in a bunch finish.

In the 2009 season, Thor Hushovd raced for the Cervelo Test Team and got one of the first wins for the team by winning the third stage of the prestigious Tour of California. The same year at the Tour de France, he won the much coveted green jersey for the second time. He also won the third stage at the Tour of Missouri in the month of September with a sprint finish. The next season did not begin so favourably for Thor Hushovd as he broke his collarbone after colliding with a little girl during his training. He however made a fast recovery and came back to win the Road World Championship in the month of October. In doing so, he became the first Norwegian ever to win the title. This championship began in Melbourne and ended at Geelong in Australia. He beat Denmark’s Matti Breschel, Allan Davis of Australia and the favourite Philippe Gilbert. Thor Hushovd is one of the most successful and recognized faces in the world of competitive cycling.

No Other Sport Requires As Much Skill As Mountain Biking According To Marty Daigle

Marty Daigle, one of the presidents of the Southern Outdoor Recreational Biking Association’s Upstate chapter has said that barring the sport of rafting, Mountain Biking is the sport that primarily requires skill. Kelly McRae is another president of the non-profit organisation.

McRay works as a bike mechanic for Sunrift Adventures which is in Travellers rest. Marty Daigle also holds the post of Director of the Pleasant Ridge County Park which is located in Northern Greenville County. Marty Daigle has made significant contributions towards the development of Jorge Francisco Arango trail.

It will be spring season soon and right now is the time to make preparations for it. According to Daigle, the only recreation sport that is growing faster than any other is Mountain Biking. The vice president of Greenville’s Great Escape Bicycle, Jeremy Leifheit is also of the same opinion. Daigle said that danger is one of the intrinsic characteristics of the sport of Mountain Biking.

Thor Hushovd’s Biography Sheds Light On Lance Armstrong’s Doping Case

On the 15th of October, 2014- Thor Hushovd (former professional cyclist) launched his biography and he named it- “Thor”. The biography includes a lot of details about cycling and how political corruption and drug abuse has been eating into the very vitals of the cycling’s ruling body.

One essential controversy that has been revealed in the biography is related to Lance Armstrong’s doping case. Thor Hushovd claims that Armstrong had confessed to doping in the year 2011.

When Armstrong admitted to doping in front of him, he felt extremely disappointed. He had always respected Armstrong, but he really could not believe it when Armstrong opened up and said that he doped. To Armstrong, doping did not seem a very big issue.