Thor Hushovd (NOR)

Turned pro


Date of birth

January 18, 1978

Place of birth

Grimstad, Norway






6 ft 0 inch / 183 cm


182 lbs / 83 kg

Bio snapshot

Finished his final race, Primus Classic Impanis-Van Petegem, as teammate Greg Van Avermaet took the win ... Crashed in the final corner on the last stage of Tour du Poitou Charentes and subsequently announced his injuries would keep him from participating in the world road championships ... Four runner-up finishes include two at Arctic Race of Norway (Stages 2 and 4), Stage 7 at Amgen Tour of California and Stage 3 at Tour Méditerranéen while helping teammate Steve Cummings to overall victory ... Announced his planned retirement from professional cycling (at the end of the 2014 season) on June 27 ... 2013: Won opening stage of the Tour of Beijing to assume the lead at a stage race for the third time this season, but was forced to leave the race prior to Stage 3 due to a family emergency ... Won inaugural edition and sprint classification at Arctic Race of Norway with two stage wins, including uphill sprint victory on final stage ... Owner of team-best nine victories, including two stages (Stages 3 and 5) of Tour de Pologne ... Won Stage 3 of the Tour of Austria ahead of teammate Daniel Oss ... Soloed the final 25 kilometers to win his third Norwegian national road championship two days after a runner-up finish in the individual time trial ... Helped Tejay van Garderen win the Amgen Tour of California and the team title while registering four top 10 finishes, including third on Stage 5 ... Won opening stage of Tour du Haut Var and finished fifth overall in the two-day race ... 2012: Virus and muscle inflammation hampered him throughout the season and prevented him from finishing both the Giro d'Italia and Tour de Pologne ... Named to Norwegian team for the Olympic road race but gave up his spot after withdrawing from the Tour de Pologne ... Finished fifth on Stage 5 of Paris-Nice … 2011: Won two Tour de France stages and held the race lead for a week … 2010 world road champion … Stage winner at all three Grand Tours ... Two-time winner of Tour de France points classification (2005, 2009). 

Specialties and Strengths

One-day classics, stage races

Top 10 results 2014

Aug. 28

Tour du Poitou Charantes, Stage 3


Aug. 17

Artic Race of Norway, Stage 4


Aug. 15

Artic Race of Norway, Stage 2


Aug. 5

Tour de Pologne, Stage 3


May 29

Baloise Belgium Tour, Stage 2


May 19

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 8


May 18

Amgen Tour of California, Stage 7


March 30



March 11

Paris-Nice, Stage 3


March 10

Paris-Nice, Stage 2


Feb. 15

Tour Méditerranéen, Stage 3a    


Career Highlights


1st, national road championship (NOR)
1st, Stage 1 Tour of Beijing (CHN)
1st overall, Arctic Race of Norway (NOR)
1st, Stages 2 and 4, Arctic Race of Norway (NOR)
1st, Stages 3 and 5, Tour of Pologne (POL)
1st, Stage 3, Tour of Austria (AUT)
1st, Stage 1, Tour du Haut (FRA)
2nd, national time trial championship (NOR)


5th, Stage 7, Paris-Nice (FRA) 
6th, Stage 3, Giro d’Italia (ITA) 
7th, Stage 2, Giro d’Italia (ITA)
10th, Stage 4 (TTT), Giro d’Italia (ITA)


1st, Stages 13 and 16, Tour de France (FRA)
1st, Stage 4, Tour de Suisse (SUI)
1st, Stage 4, Tour of Britain (GBR)