Others, ‘The Bull from Grimstad’. However, he was born Thor Hushovd, and he is the 2010 world road race champion, has led the Tour de France numerous times, and is undisputedly the greatest Norwegian cyclist of all time.Thor is famed for his sprinting and time trialling abilities, but his personality is what made him popular in the peloton and on the tour. Credentials aside, Thor’s lightning character is why we chose him to lead our Norway trip. He is the perfect guide to show you the most beautiful roads his homeland has to offer. Just don't make any hammer jokes. Otherwise, he'll nail you on the climbs. Don’t believe us? Our fellow joyride leader, Adam Blythe, sums him up best…
"Thor is not only the most handsome teammate I ever had but also the kind of guy you can’t wait to get off the bike and grab a drink with. His greatness on the bike speaks for itself. He's the definition of professional - dedicated and the original man who did what we see new generation sprinters do now - he can CLIMB too. He was the O.G.
Training as BMC teammates with Thor was always a pleasure. We did one big ride together. 3 hours into the ride, we both had to do sprints, so we did it together. Thor won the first one, and then I smoked him on the next two. It was my turn to pick up the coffee stop, but Thor decided to have a 3-course meal. Cheeky sod. From that day on, I wrote beating him on my CV. I got in a few teams because of it, I think.
He’s one of the best, on and off the bike, and it’s a true pleasure call him my friend"
Adam Blythe, Ride Leader and Former British Champion
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