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Thor Hushovd has pulled out of Norway's Olympic cycling team

Updated: Monday, 16 Jul 2012 17:17 | Comments

Thor Hushovd won't be at London 2012
Thor Hushovd won't be at London 2012

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 said on Monday.

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 on their website (www.sykling.no).

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 28 July.

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