2013 Tour du Haut Var (16th-17th February)

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the asian said:
Wow , the God of Thunder is back with a bang!
or.. just back.
i mean it's the tour du haut var. certainly less than a bang. maybe a pop :D

good signs though, him and Pozzato winning early
 
Jan 11, 2010
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the asian said:
Him winning an uphill sprint against and inform Slagter is impressive though.
Slagter is Superman now? Hushovd should always win a slightly uphill sprint against Slagter. This was pretty close, actually.
 
Dec 27, 2010
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Vino attacks everyone said:
Hushovd was ill all year last year. He was probably worse off than Andy Schleck, so it is kinda impressive if you ask me
Worse than breaking a pelvis? Sit down.
 
May 28, 2012
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Vino attacks everyone said:
Hushovd was ill all year last year. He was probably worse off than Andy Schleck, so it is kinda impressive if you ask me
No, a crash is always a very bad mental setback opposed to illness, so it's much harder to return to a good level. A virus or disease isn't the rider's fault in most cases. The crash and his injured bones however made Schleck wonder if he still had the skill to compete. He's still searching for confidence to ride in the peloton, sad but true.

Hushovd at least knew at a certain time last year the virus had disappeared from his blood, allowing him to build his form for 2013. Schleck still had the mental and physical relapses. Hoogerland will probably be suffering the same consequences from his training crash.
 

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