Hushovd wins 1st stage of Tour of Beijing
BEIJING -- Norwegian cyclist Thor Hushovd won the first stage of the Tour of Beijing on Friday.
The BMC team rider, known for his sprinting, took advantage of the flat conditions on the 118-mile stage northeast of Beijing.
After more than four hours of racing, Hushovd took the leader's red jersey. Luka Mezgec of Slovenia was second and Nikolas Maes of Belgium third.
The five-stage tour ends Tuesday.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index
ESPN TOP HEADLINES
- Harvard snags 1st spot in NCAA tourney field
- Rockets turn on burners in 3rd, rout Pacers
- Reports: Saints to release Sproles if no trade
- Source: Jackson 'ready to go back to work'
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM