Thor Hushovd will not return to action in the remainder of the 2012 cycling season. The BMC rider is suffering from a virus.

Hushovd has been struggling since the Giro d’Italia from physical problems and was therefore not able to compete at the Olympics. Tests in the United States have now shown that the Norwegian can only return in 2013.

“Thor is out of the world championships. He will not take part in any more races this year, that is certain after his stay in the US,” Hushovds trainer, Atle Kvålsvoll, said.

Source: Shimano