Widely considered the best Norwegian cyclist ever. He earned the under-23 period trial world tournament as well as the under-23 Paris-Roubaix and Paris-Tours occasions. His nickname is certainly “The God of Thunder”. His wife Susanne provided birth with their first kid, Isabel, in ’09 2009. At this year’s 2009 Tour de France, he earned a green shirt for the factors classification for the next time, before Mark Cavendish.