Thor Hushovd hammers fellow cyclists

BARCELONA - Norwegian Thor Hushovd finally ended his frustrating wait for victory in this year's Tour de France by winning a treacherous, rain-hit sixth stage from Gerona to Barcelona yesterday.

Saxo Bank's Fabian Cancellara retained the race leader's yellow jersey with a 0,22 second lead on American Lance Armstrong after the 181,5km stage ahead of the first day of climbing in the Pyrenees today.

The stage win was Hushovd's first this year, his seventh overall. - AFP