BMC Racing’s Thor Hushovd continued his winning runs with a sprint win in the 2nd stage of Arctic Tour of Norway in 2013 that started and ended in Svolvær. The Norwegian winner was brought into the ending straight by his mates at the finish of the 156.5 kilo-meter stage, set up to the line with two hundred meters to go, and ended over a length clear of 2nd spot Tom Van Asbroeck with Marco Haller in 3rd.
Time bonuses on the line suggest that Thor Hushovd took the lead of race to which he is the ambassador. Thor told that he was really very determined to win that day. It means a lot to him to be a winner at a race which he has supported a lot from the beginning. This is the best bike race he has ever taken part in.
The Norwegian champion further added t that he missed out that day because of the positioning but he felt strong that day. The final sprint was quite a chaos but he got a really excellent lead out by Blythe.
When Thor got out of his wheel and started his sprint with two hundred meters to go, he got the feeling that he would be unbeatable. Noone managed to pass him. This was really fantastic for him. People’s support in north of Norway is more than he anticipated. Today, the path showed how magnificent the place is. It could not be a better outcome for him. He expects to be able to hold the leader’s jersey till the very end.