17 Jul 2012

Norway's Hushovd pulls out of cycling road race team

6:24 am on 17 July 2012

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

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

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 28th in London.