Thor Keeps It Up
Oakley’s Thor Hushovd of Norway won the opening time trial in the Volta of Catalunya cycling race on Monday, and American George Hincapie was 6 seconds behind in second place.
Hushovd, who rides for Credit Agricole, finished in 4 minutes, 37 seconds to lead the 71-man field over the 2.3-mile first stage of the week-long race. Behind Hincapie, a member of the High Road team, was Spanish rider Jose Ivan Gutierrez of the Caisse d’Epargne squad.
The race is cycling’s third oldest, after the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia.