Hushovd back in green after long day out in the mountains

Thor Hushovd, Tour de France 2010, stage 9

Thor Hushovd rode back in to the Tour de France's green jersey today on stage 16, climbing the brutal Col du Tourmalet alongside Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck to steal six points on the finish line.

Cervelo rider Hushovd won the sprint for 10th place at the front of a select group of 49 riders, six minutes and 45 seconds behind the stage winner Pierrick Fedrigo. That group contained all the race favourites (apart from Cadel Evans who finished 23 minutes down and Ivan Basso who finished 34 minutes down), while the autobus finished 34 minutes and 48 seconds behind the winner.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.