Thor Hushovd, the leading Norwegian professional rider from BMC Racing is reportedly eyeing for a comeback race this year. As per the sources, Hushovd has headed to San Luis, Argentina for his prolonged awaited comeback in racing with Tour de San Luis which is scheduled from 21st of January, 2013 to 27th of January. The high profile 7 days race would be an opportunity for the European teams to check out on their first season form through a bunch of hard stages and would also serve as the desired getaway to a warmer zone in the chilling months.
According to the reports, the leading Norwegian cyclist has not been into racing since July last year. He also abandoned Giro d’Italia in 2012 May. In fact, Thor Hushovd had not been able to pick up a good win since 2011 Tour of Britain. As per his team statements, Hushovd was actually down with a serious viral infection that badly affected his fitness and form last season. However, BMC Racing is hopeful about the fact that Hushovd is highly charged up presently to use this current Argentine platform as a portal for his Classics prep.
While approached on his focus on comeback with Tour de San Luis, the ace Norwegian professional racer commented that presently he is gearing to getting back on his race pace as he couldn’t be into racing for almost 6 months now. “Also, I am just motivated as well as hungry enough to compete & get start digit at my back. Thus, I would love to achieve a positive result if I get to be in the form”, added in Hushovd while speaking about his comeback mission through Tour de San Luis.
Much like Hushovd, his teammate T Van Garderen is also concentrating a comeback with the San Luis race this time.