The God of Thunder recons in Paris-Roubaix.
At this time of writing, Super squad BMC has yet to record a win. In yesterday's Strade Bianche the duo of Ballan and Van Avermaert just missed out on the podium. Of course, a podium finish is just that but it's not a win until one claims first place.
Today's Paris-Nice, a good fourth in the short TT stage one by Tejay van Gardern, earned BMC a win of sorts as Best Young Rider honors nines seconds off winner Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM).
As preparation for the onslaught of classics ie. Paris-Roubaix, Thor Hushovd is on hand to support van Garderen for the overall and gun for stage wins. If one can do it, then the God of Thunder can.
His goal is to finally put an end to his high placings and frustrations and win Paris-Roubaix. He expects full backing from his new BMC team and no conflicts with Mr. Gilbert. The God of Thunder will go for the cobblestones while Gilbert will go for the Ardennes. However, frustration was his last year over how PR played out, Garmin-Cervelo going for Johan Van Summeren putting a disgruntled Hushovd on Cancellara's wheel.
Garmin-Cervelo DS and 2003 PR winner, Peter Van Petegem said, "I can say that Thor will win at least one Roubaix. He has the talent and the experience to do it."