Thor Hushovd (BMC Racing) is a rider rejuvenated.
The Norwegian seems to have regained his powers since pulling on the national champion’s jersey, a tunic he last wore in 2010.
On that occasion, Hushovd wore the red and blue of Norway for only a few short months before replacing it with the rainbow stripes of world road race champion.
Can the Bull of Grimstad wreck the hopes of Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali at September’s world championships in Florence? Time will tell.
Enjoy this gallery of images from official UCI WorldTour photographer, Stefano Sirotti, taken at the first stage of the 2013 Tour of Poland to be held on Polish soil.