Hushovd to ride for Garmin-Cervelo

Eurosport - Tue, 31 Aug 10:37:00 2010

Nine-times Tour de France stage winner Thor Hushovd will ride for Team Garmin-Cervelo in 2011.

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The Norwegian, who currently rides for Cervelo Test Team, has opted to stick with the team following their newly-formed partnership with Team Garmin-Transitions for the 2011 season.

CEO of Slipstream Sports Jonathan Vaughters said: "We are incredibly excited to bring Thor to the team in 2011. One of our goals is to become stronger in the Classics, and adding a world-class rider like Thor will get us there.

“He’s an exceptionally talented rider and a great fit for our new team.”

Hushovd said: “I’m proud to join Team Garmin-Cervelo in 2011. Cervelo has been a great supporter for the past two years and its partnership with Garmin feels like a good fit.

“I chose Garmin-Cervelo because I have a lot of respect for what Jonathan Vaughters has done for cycling, because I think we’ll have a very strong, competitive team, and because I’ll be able to continue to work with Cervelo.

“I look forward to seeing what we can all do together next year.”

He added: “I’m going to focus my season on the Classics. My biggest goal is to get one major Classics victory in 2011.

“I’ve come close over the past few years so I will build on that experience and hopefully, stand on the podium with my new team.”


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