I am stunned with admiration for the performance of Thor Hushovd at the Tour de France stage today. I’m no bike expert, but I’m quite into the Tour de France, and I feel I know some of the riders quite well. But what I saw of Thor Hushovd today I had not imagined in my wildest fantasies that Thor could do. This edition of the Tour de France has been the best ever seen with Norwegian eyes, and today we saw the best performance so far in this tour. I take my hat off and bow myself in the dust of that man, and I’m so happy he’s Norwegian!

Tomorrow we play one match against Accrington and one against Morecomb at Morecombs Stadium, and I look forward to that. Morecomb have a new stadium so it will be exciting to see that. I played a reserves game against Manchester City at the old stadium back in 2004, as a forward. Tomorrow we have divided the squad into two and we’ll play a game each. I’ll play in the first game, but I do not know starting lineup yet. I hope I see many of you blue and white therre tomorrow.

Morten Gamst Pedersen