Hushovd to show off the rainbow jersey at Piemonte and Lombardia

The new world champ is delaying surgery so he can wear the rainbow jersey in Cervelo TestTeam's final season.

Newly crowned road world champion Thor Hushovd will take part in the Giro del Piemonte on October 14 and Giro di Lombardia on October 16 before ending his 2010 season, his Cervelo-TestTeam announced Thursday.

“I am really honored to show my world champion’s jersey,” said Hushovd. “Lombardia will be the last race in the history of Cervélo TestTeam, and it is a privilege to line up together with my teammates with the jersey on my shoulders.”

Hushovd is postponing the operation he had scheduled to take out the plates inserted in his collarbone after his crash in May.