Thor Hushovd had a tough time this year. BMC Racing Team recently gave an explanation for his poor performance this season. The basic reason, according to them, is that Hushovd suffered from a virus attack and muscle swelling. The physician of the BMC Racing Team, Max Testa conceded that the news was true. Hushovd went through some medical tests at the Salt Lake City Health and Fitness Institute and the report said about the virus attack.
Testa also stated that the tests were done to know the reason why Hushovd wasn’t able to cope up with his routine exercises. As he was unable to get on with the scheduled exercises, he was having problem with his performance all along the season. A symptom of post-viral infection with muscle inflammation has been detected at the end of the tests. Testa also asserted that he is currently under medication and his condition is improving. The BMC Team thinks that Hushovd will be completely fit before the next season.
Thor Hushovd, the former world champion, had a disastrous season this year, restraining himself from taking part in most of the tournaments. Apart from pulling himself out from the Giro d’Italia after five rounds, he also skipped Tour of Poland. He finished fifth at Paris-Nice on a stage and that was his best performance this year. Now Hushovd is relaxed to know the reason of his poor show up. He asserted that his confidence level fell down as a result of this weakness and this caused him a severe problem.
On being asked about his schedules for the upcoming season Thor Hushovd asserted that he is now totally aware of his condition and is expecting to come back strongly. He is likely to start his training very soon. The BMC Racing Team is keeping faith in Hushovd and they think that he will reach his peak form when the 2013 season starts.