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

Hushovd pulls out of Olympic road race

Hushovd pulls out of Olympic road race

By Reuters
Last update The 16/07/2012 at 15:48 -
By Reuters - The 16/07/2012 at 15:48
Former cycling world champion Thor Hushovd has pulled out of the London Olympics because he has not fully recovered from a virus.

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.