• Take 2: Thor Hushovd Grabs Tour de France Stage 16 Triumph, Oakley Holds Six of Top 10

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Make that two for Thor Hushovd. Oakley’s Norwegian World Champ blazed his way to his second stage win at the 2011 Tour de France with an impressive sprint finish in Gap. Coming out of the gates on fire for the last six days of racing, he displayed top form during the 162.5km 16th stage – spanning from Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateax to Gap. There were 10 men to break away from the pack after the 90km mark – and Thor powered to the front with Ryder Hesjedal and fellow Oakley Rider Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky). The Norwegian standout, with some help from Hesjedal, engaged in a head to head sprint with Boasson Hagen all the way to the line – where Thor clutched the victory.

  • Rainbow: Star Cyclist Thor Hushovd Claims Stage 13 Triumph at Tour de France, Three of Top Four Overall Rocking O

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Thor Hushovd has already rocked the Yellow Jersey. And he’s in form to keep challenging – as evidenced by a solid Stage 13 triumph at the Tour de France. O’s Norwegian star blazed clear of the peloton after 57km as the overall leaders conserved some of their energy for what will be an ultra-intense Saturday stage in the mountains. Rival Jeremy Roy attempted to charge for the front of the pack at the final climb – a monster – Col d’Aubisque. A long downhill descent into a flat finish into Lourdes proved to be a factor as Thor channeled all his energy into catching Roy with just 2km left to claim the win by 10 seconds. The victory continues Thor’s stellar Tour record – with nine individual stages under his belt (with at least one victory in the last six Tours – as well as taking the green points jersey in 2005 and 2009.

  • Lucky 13: Star Team Cyclist Thor Hushovd Claims Stage 2 at Tour de France, Oakley Riders Dominate Top 13 Spots

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    Who ever said 13 was unlucky? We sure don’t think so. Oakley Star Cyclist Thor Hushovd, who claimed the Stage 2 victory at Tour de France over the weekend, was one of the overall Top 13 riders…all of which rock Oakley performance eyewear. This marks the first time in history that the top 13 riders in the overall G.C. are sporting the Big O. Claiming the second stage – a 23km time trial with the start and finish line in Les Essarts – gave Thor’s team, Garmin-Cervelo, its first win of the Tour de France. The team finished the time trial in 24 minutes, 48 seconds.

Thor Hushovd

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"I think it's important to enjoy life, and every moment. Do what you want to do, and have fun. Don´t waste any good moments, maybe you never get them back."

Date of Birth:
January 18, 1978
Hometown:
Grimstad, Norway
Sponsors:
BMC Racing, Oakley
Hobbies:
Hunting. Kills everything who moves in the Norwegian forest. Watch out!!

Career Highlights

    • 10 X Stage Winner, Tour de France
    • 2 X Green Jersey Winner, Tour de France
    • 2008: Prologue & Points Classification Winner, Paris-Nice
    • 2008: Stage 1 - Tour Mediterranean
    • 2008: Stage 2 - Tour de France
    • 2009: Stage 3 - Tour of California
    • 2009: 1st, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
    • 2009: 3rd, Paris-Roubaix
    • 2009: 3rd, Milan-San Remo
    • 2009: 1st, Stage 6 - Tour de France
    • 2010: 2nd Paris Roubaix
    • 2010: Norwegian National Road Race Champion
    • 2010: UCI Road Race World Champion
    • 2011: 1st, Stage 4 -Tour de Suisse
    • 2011: Wore Yellow Jersey, Stages 2 - 9 - Tour de France
    • 2011: 1st, Stage 4 - Tour of Britain