Thundering the World

Hammer blow!

Thor Hushovd's day in the sun exploded with meters left.

I must say, seeing Phillipe Gilbert showing his strength on the last climb, he looked the man to win. Disappointing for the race ready Belgians. They showed that they had a formidable team throughout the thrilling six hour plus race. For the first time, I watched the World road race from start to finish and enjoyed it. Although, it left me exhausted right up to the very dramatic end. I was surprised by the hard working Italian team missing the podium for a second year in a row. Crushing end for the Squadra Azzurra with Filippo Pozzato on the outside in fourth.

Thor Hushovd flanked by Matti Breschel (2nd) and
Allen Davis (3rd).

The God of Thunder, like his nickname, was worthy of the win and remained relatively quiet throughout the hilly course. He may've loss his ability as a pure sprinter but capitalize as a smart all-rounder. With meters left, his patented sprinting sting was back as he charged on top of the World.

What can be better? Hushovd would looked mighty wearing the rainbow jersey, winning next year's Paris-Roubaix!


Jim said…
Thor earned my respect when he attacked in the mountains last year in the TdF to take the green jersey! No wheel sucker is he!
Richard said…
My crystal ball says..."Classic victory next!"