Thor Hushovd, the 35 year old Norwegian recently told the press that he will try his best to be a part of the Tour de France, given that he recovers from his respiratory problems soon and on time.
He was the first Scandinavian cycling professional to take part in cycling world road championship and was also the first ever Norwegian to lead the Tour de France. Because of his records, he is also known as the best Norwegian cyclists of all time. He is also the only Scandinavian with most number of grand tours. Hushovd is a part of the BMC Racing Team.
After the Tour of Britain in 2011, he did not have many significant wins but he made his breakthrough in 2013, in the month of February by winning the Tour du Haut Var. this was his first victory as a part of the BMC Racing Team. He beat Tom-Jelte Slagter from the Blanco Pro Cycling in this win of his at the Tour du Haut Var.
After a respiratory tract infection, there were questions about his ability to take part in the Tour de France. But he is recovering now, according to reports. He also said that he is looking forward to take part in the Ronde Van Vlaandere which is very important to him.
In the year 2010, he had passed many stages of the Tour de France in even the most difficult terrains and that is one of the strong points which Hushovd possesses. He is looking forward to win at Flanders too. He said that it’s always been his dream to be up on the podium and he hasn’t been able to do that yet but this year looks promising for that opportunity as well.