Winless Thor Hushovd anxious to find his thunder

“There comes a point in every rider’s life where they are confronted with their fallibility as a bike rider." - BMC sporting manager Allan Peiper

Thor Hushovd crashes out of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2014

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Highly decorated Norwegian national champion Thor Hushovd will play a support role in his 13th Tour of Flanders appearance tomorrow as he tries to rediscover his thunder.

Hushovd is aiming to play a role in the final of the 260km Monument working for BMC leader Greg Van Avermaet, who has earned his protected position via merit.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1


Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.