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News shorts: Hushovd aiming to create Norwegian WorldTour team
July 25, 2015 (15:30) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Hushovd wants a Norwegian WorldTour team in the Tour de France Retired pro Thor Hushovd has set about trying to build an all-Norwegian WorldTour team with the aim of bringing the squad to the Tour de France in 2017, according to TV2 Norway. The former BMC rider has already begun to search for sponsors - an estimated 100 million for five years. "Norway is now in a 'bike boom' and the World Championships will be in Bergen in 2017, so I think the timing is good now," Hushovd said.ADVERTISEMENT "It is a monster task," he admitted of gathering the big budget required to run a top team. "I have my plans ready, and have devised a plan for going forward, but it is the job of finding money that is very tough. Once that is done, it's only a matter of finding support staff and riders and set up the organization." Hushovd has already spoken with several potential sponsors, but said, "of course it's a long way to go, but I'm getting very good feedback. People are positive and will examine the project." One sponsor seems to be serious about supporting the project, and Hushovd hopes he can confirm at least a five year deal. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
Hushovd discouraged Boasson Hagen from signing with Tinkoff-Saxo
February 12, 2015 (13:45) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Thor Hushovd has revealed he advised Edvald Boasson Hagen not to join Tinkoff-Saxo for the 2015 season, convincing him that the MTN-Qhubeka team would be the best option to restart his career after a lean final year at Team Sky. I said: Edvald, you shouldn't sign for Tinkoff. I think it is the wrong choice. If you do, then I'll give you a slap, Hushovd revealed to TV2 Norway. The reason for his opposition to the idea? With the image of Bjarne Riis and the team, in addition Peter Sagan had signed for them, Edvald wouldn't evolve into the rider he was in his best years at Sky, Hushovd argued.ADVERTISEMENT He added, I do not think the image of Tinkoff could be reconciled with how Edvald is as a person. I probably should not have mixed in, but I only want the best for Edvald, Hushovd continued. He is a straight through a good guy, and I know from my own career that such choices are difficult. I told him about my history from the time of Cervelo, which like MTN Qhubeka was a small and unknown team. To go there was the best choice I've made in my career. Boasson Hagen never said why he turned down what seemed to be a sure contract with Tinkoff-Saxo, angering team owner Oleg Tinkov. He seemed unconcerned about dropping to Professional Continental, saying, Its going to be a good team with a good bunch of riders so its something to look forward to. Ive been with Team Sky for five years now and Ive enjoyed it but its time to try something different. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
When Hushovd was young...
September 22, 2014 (09:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Norwegian a competitive cyclist from the age of nine More...
Gallery: Thor Hushovd's career in photos
September 20, 2014 (20:30) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
36-year-old retires from cycling More...
Hushovd to end 15-year career on Saturday
September 17, 2014 (23:45) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Norwegian leads team at his final race in Belgium More...
Hushovd rules himself out of Worlds
August 30, 2014 (16:30) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
BMC rider crashes out of Tour du Poitou-Charentes More...
Hushovd sees end of career approaching
August 16, 2014 (20:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Norwegian says decision was difficult but inevitable More...
BMC backing Hushovd for Arctic Race of Norway title defence
August 12, 2014 (03:30) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Norwegian to make final appearance in his home country before retirement More...
Hushovd to retire at end of the season (Reuters)
June 27, 2014 (14:15) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Norway's former world champion and double Tour de France green jersey winner Thor Hushovd will retire at the end of the season, drawing the curtain on a sparkling 15-year professional career. Hushovd, who made his professional debut in 2000 with French team Cofidis, won the world championships' road race in 2010. A one-day race specialist with great sprinting abilities, Hushovd twice claimed the points classification green jersey on the Tour, in 2005 and 2009. He won 10 Tour de France stages and also won the points classification at the Vuelta (Tour of Spain) in 2006. More...
Hushovd to retire after World Championships
June 27, 2014 (13:15) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Norwegian says he's lost the motivation to race. More...
Hushovd, winner of 10 Tour de France stages, quits
June 27, 2014 (12:45) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
HELSINKI (AP) Thor Hushovd of Norway says he will retire from professional cycling after the world championships in September because he's struggling to be in form.The 2010 world champion, known as a strong sprinter, says on Friday... More...
Hushovd, winner of 10 Tour de France stages, quits (The Associated Press)
June 27, 2014 (12:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Thor Hushovd of Norway says he will retire from professional cycling after the world championships in September because he's struggling to be in form. The 2010 world champion, known as a strong sprinter, says on Friday he needs ''a bit of a holiday.'' The worlds are in Ponferrada, Spain. The 36-year-old BMC rider began professional racing in 2000. He rode the Tour de France from 2001-11, winning 10 stages. More...
Hushovd to leave BMC
June 07, 2014 (21:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Norwegian hoping to ride for two more years More...
BMC backing Gilbert and Hushovd at Baloise Belgium Tour
May 26, 2014 (05:15) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Multiple objectives for five day race More...
Hushovd accepts supporting role at BMC
April 05, 2014 (12:15) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
If you want to be the leader, then you have to perform as a leader     More...
Hushovd, Phinney and Van Avermaet in BMC's Het Nieuwsblad team
February 26, 2014 (18:45) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Rick Zabel to line up at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne     More...
Degenkolb beats Hushovd in bunch sprint to make it three from three in the Tour of the Mediterranean
February 15, 2014 (14:45) [ Indexed from VeloNation ]
German Giant Shimano rider leads into afternoon time trial More...
Hushovd on Dubai Tour: If I can win a race at the beginning of the year, it takes the pressure off
February 03, 2014 (16:00) [ Indexed from VeloNation ]
BMC Racing Team rider ambitious heading towards new RCS Sport event, Phinney a favourite for opening... More...
Hushovd open to offers in final year of contract
January 29, 2014 (18:45) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Norwegian to start season at Dubai Tour     More...
Hushovd withdraws from Tour of Beijing while sitting second overall
October 13, 2013 (13:45) [ Indexed from VeloNation ]
Daughters illness prompts Norwegian rider to return home More...

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