Illness forces Norwegian great Hushovd to retire

Norwegian cycling legend and former world champion Thor Hushovd announced on Friday he will quit the sport after the world championships in September.

Contador sends warning as Hushovd takes stage 16

Alberto Contador sent a warning to his rivals with repeated stinging attacks in the 16th stage of the Tour de France won by Norway`s Thor Hushovd.

Contador sends warning as Hushovd takes stage 16

Alberto Contador sent a warning to his rivals with repeated stinging attacks in the 16th stage of the Tour de France won by Norway`s Thor Hushovd.

Hushovd wins Tour de France 13th stage

Norway`s Thor Hushovd won the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Friday, while Thomas Voeckler retained the race leader`s yellow jersey.

Hushovd wins Tour de France 13th stage

Norway`s Thor Hushovd won the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Friday, while Thomas Voeckler retained the race leader`s yellow jersey.

Tour rest day welcome after crash carnage

The bleeding and battered Tour de France had a welcome day off after its worst round yet of crashes.

Tour rest day welcome after crash carnage

The bleeding and battered Tour de France had a welcome day off after its worst round yet of crashes.

Hushovd holds on to Tour yellow jersey

The Tour de France yellow jersey remained on Thor Hushovd`s shoulders despite the efforts of Cadel Evans and Alexandre Vinokourov in the eighth stage.

Hushovd holds on to Tour yellow jersey

The Tour de France yellow jersey remained on Thor Hushovd`s shoulders despite the efforts of Cadel Evans and Alexandre Vinokourov in the eighth stage.

Rui Alberto Costa wins 8th stage of Tour de France

Portuguese rider Rui Alberto Costa won the eighth stage of the Tour de France after withstanding a late attack from Philippe Gilbert.

Rui Alberto Costa wins 8th stage of Tour de France

Portuguese rider Rui Alberto Costa won the eighth stage of the Tour de France after withstanding a late attack from Philippe Gilbert.

Hushovd`s Tour lead under threat in eighth stage

Thor Hushovd`s yellow jersey is in jeopardy in Saturday`s 189-km eighth stage of the Tour de France to Super-Besse when the peloton encounter the first mountains in this edition.

Hushovd`s Tour lead under threat in eighth stage

Thor Hushovd`s yellow jersey is in jeopardy in Saturday`s 189-km eighth stage of the Tour de France to Super-Besse when the peloton encounter the first mountains in this edition.

Hushovd paves way for Farrar win at Tour de France

Thor Hushovd is the world champion, wears the race leader`s yellow jersey and has 10 Tour de France stage victories.

Hushovd paves way for Farrar win at Tour de France

Thor Hushovd is the world champion, wears the race leader`s yellow jersey and has 10 Tour de France stage victories.

Hushovd seizes Yellow jersey

Thor Hushovd seized the Tour de France leader`s yellow jersey after his Garmin-Cervelo team won the 23-km second stage.

Hushovd seizes Yellow jersey

Thor Hushovd seized the Tour de France leader`s yellow jersey after his Garmin-Cervelo team won the 23-km second stage.

No yellow, but Tour starts to look up for Evans

Cadel Evans admits that after just two Tour de France stages, it`s far too early to be thinking of victory in the world`s toughest and most exacting bike race.

No yellow, but Tour starts to look up for Evans

Cadel Evans admits that after just two Tour de France stages, it`s far too early to be thinking of victory in the world`s toughest and most exacting bike race.

Team time trial likely to throw up new Tour leader

Philippe Gilbert`s reign as Tour de France leader may be brief, with a 23-km team time trial featuring in Sunday`s second stage.