Norwegian God of Thunder Thor Hushovd Wins 2010 Road Cycling World Championship

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10/3/2010| 0 comments
by Reuters and Roadcycling.com
Top 3 on the podium in Geelong. Thor Hushovd (Norway), Matti Breschel (Denmark), and Allan Davis (Australia).
Top 3 on the podium in Geelong. Thor Hushovd (Norway), Matti Breschel (Denmark), and Allan Davis (Australia).

Norwegian God of Thunder Thor Hushovd Wins 2010 Road Cycling World Championship

Norwegian God of Thunder Thor Hushovd sprints to world championship victory in Elite Men's Road Race at 2010 UCI Road Cycling World Championships. Denmark's Matti Breschel wins silver and Australia's Allan Davis takes the Bronze medal.

seconds, chased by Evans and a small group of riders. The peleton then roared past that group and Hushovd dashed to the front on the last uphill leg.

"Right now, I'm really disappointed about coming so close and still not be able to take the win. The setup was perfectly created by Anders Lund and Chris Anker Sørensen (teammates on the Danish national team) and I gave it everything I had but Thor (Hushovd) was simply stronger than I. I'm looking forward to a rematch on home ground in Copenhagen next year," silver medalist Matti Breschel told Roadcycling.com.

Ted King (Cervelo TestTeam) was the top American finisher in 73rd place in what played out as a race of attrition. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Transitions), Danny Pate (Garmin-Transitions) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) all finished as a part of the second main group.

Twenty-two year old Van Garderen had a notable performance for the U.S. team, making the final selection with approximately 30 kilometers remaining. The youngster was however forced to abandon before the finish.

"The plan was to help Tyler out, so we were drifting the climbs a little bit," Van Garderen commented after the finish and added "I was getting a little nervous though because every time we'd do that a group would go off the front. I was thinking this could be a little dangerous so one of the moves I just jumped with and that ended up being the move."

The whole team here at Roadcycling.com and Roadcycling.mobi congratulates Thor Hushovd on his great and powerful win! Well done Thor!

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