HUSHOVD TO JOIN CERVELO

Thor Hushovd stage 2 Tour de France 2008

The Cervélo Test Team is truly taking shape, with news that former green jersey-winner Thor Hushovd has now signed for the Swiss-based team.

The thirty year-old from Norway is the second rider to officially sign for the team after Carlos Sastre, although Britons Dan Lloyd and Dan Fleeman of An Post have also been linked with the team. Another British rider, Columbia's Roger Hammond, is also strongly rumoured to be signing for them shortly.

After the withdrawal of Crédit Agricole from the sport, Hushovd was left without a team. "For me, it was easy to decide to join the Cervélo Test Team. I like the idea of this team, where not only victories count but also the opportunity to work together with the cycling industry," Hushovd explained.

"I think this is a modern way to run a team and is the future of cycling as a sport. My focus next year will be on the Spring Classics and I would like to win the green jersey...in the Tour de France".

"We are very pleased that Thor has decided to join the Cervélo Test Team," said team manager, Thomas Campana. "With him we have another leadership figure on our team. Thor will be a key rider for us, not only in competition but also in product development.

RELATED LINKS

Tour winner Sastre signs for Cervelo

Cervelo creates own pro team for 2009

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