Cycling - Hushovd back in full training

Thor Hushovd is back in full training after recovering from the virus that ruined his 2012 season.

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Thor Hushovd (Imago)

The Norwegian former world champion raced on only 28 days with his season cut short in July.

He was finally diagnosed with a viral infection causing muscle inflammation in September.

“It is lovely to ride when you know that your body works. It has not been that way for a while, but it is now," he told Norwegian channel TV2

"I am training more and more, and am on track. I have not explored how much my body can handle, or gone to the limit. During this period, it is important to build my body up gradually, so that I get a proper foundation."

Hushovd will join up with team BMC Racing in December.

“The first real test comes on December 10," he said. "Then I will meet the BMC collective, and it's going to be more - and harder - training than I've had in months.”

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