Thor Hushovd


Former cycling world champion Thor Hushovd has come out to express his sentiments about his wonderful career and his decision to retire from the sport.

Hushovd had initially planned to go into retirement after the World Road Race Championship in Spain.

The cyclist had showed amazing form at the arctic race of Norway where he participated and came second on two stages, two and four. He had believed that he had a good chance at the upcoming world championship.

However, this was not meant to be as an injury dashed any plans he had of representing his country on last time. In a recent statement to journalist, Hushovd had commented about his retirement decision and expressed his opinion on his fluctuating form.

He explained that the time of his retirement where he had to hang his wheels was brought forward by a virus. While his was a tough decision for him, Hushovd is ready to move on. (more…)

Thor Hushovd

Cancellara Breaks Vertebrae

Much to the dismay of his fans, Swiss riding great Cancellara (Fabian) has reportedly fractured his vertebrae in a serious crash at E3 Harelbeke championship in Belgium. He has been ticked off from Spring Classics given his severe condition.

The 3 time champion of Flanders Tour & Paris-Roubaix met a tragic crash with a pool of fifty cyclists on cobbled Haaghoek region but the braveheart still strived to continue- and had to leave unfortunately after around ten kilometers. He was carried away by a Trek car.

“Everything happened really fast”, stated Cancellara, struggling to come out of the shock of the crash.

“Somebody slammed brakes & I had no way to move forward but right into it. I kind of flew over 2 riders & then ended up over a stack of bikes”, he continued.

“There were cyclists everywhere & I fell real hard, ending up with deep pain everywhere. I tried hard to move on yet had to discontinue given the extreme pain. We rushed to hospital for the scans & it confirmed my pain. There isn’t anything that one can do in this sort of injury- no surgery, no cast- you just have to bite the pain.”

Cancellara’s scans revealed a couple of broken vertebrae which ruled out his chances at Spring Classics. (more…)