Hushovd pulls out of Olympic road race

Mon, 16 Jul 14:33:00 2012

Former cycling world champion Thor Hushovd has pulled out of the London Olympics because he has not fully recovered from a virus.

Thor Hushovd of Norway in the 2012 Paris-Nice cycling race - 0

The 2010 world champion has been replaced in the four-man team for the road race by Vegard Stake Laengen, the Norwegian federation said in a statement.

Hushovd, who withdrew from the Tour de France because of a debilitating virus, pulled out of the Tour of Poland last week.

The Olympic road race will take place on July 28.

Reuters / Reuters

Not already a Yahoo! user ? to get a free Yahoo! Account