Thor Hushovd retires: his career in pictures

Thor Hushovd wins stage 16 of the 2011 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Thor Hushovd completed his last race as a professional on Saturday. The Norwegian hung up his wheels after taking part in the Primus Classic Impanis-Van Petegem, won by his BMC Racing team-mate Greg Van Avermaet.

The 36 year old closes out a 15-year tenure in the professional peloton, during which time he amassed an enviable set of victories, including some of the most sought-after prizes in the sport: not least, twice winning the Tour de France points classification (in 2005 and 2009) and taking the road race world championship title in 2010.

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