Cycling

Hushovd pulls out of Olympic road race

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

 
Hushovd pulls out of 2012 - CyclingScanpix
 

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
     
     
     
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