Thor Hushovd Tour de France stage 4

Thor Hushovd (Credit Agricole) had not won a sprint since last year?s Vuelta a Espana, but he roared back into the headlines in Joigny thanks to a perfect lead out from team-mate Julian Dean and his own powerful sprint.

Hushovd had time to celebrate his win with his arms in the air as Robert Hunter (Barloworld) could only shout and wave his fist after finishing second. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) was third, ahead of Robert Forster (Gerolsteiner), Erik Zabel (Milram) and Danilo Napolitano (Lampre).

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