Team Sky’s 23 year-old Edvald Boasson Hagen endured a sudden downhill in his efforts and witness his spring campaign change its course. The culprit is an Achilles tendon injury which resulted to the cancellation of his participation in all races since Milan-San Remo.
For the past six weeks, Boasson Hagen’s tendon was in disarray. Currently, however, he is trying to make a comeback and is starting to train again in preparation for the July 3rd start of Tour de France in Rotterdam. “I should be able to do it, but I’m not promising anything.”
“He’s training very well now, but over the next two weeks he must work out 100 per cent”, said Scott Sunderland, Team Sky’s senior sports director.
The Norwegian’s first come backing plan is to participate at next week’s Tour de Picardie. However, reports from his recent trainings made him move his comeback at the end of May instead.
Sunderland determines that if Boasson Hagen’s form continues to improve, he can still make the Tour de France a successful ride. “He may not be 100 percent, but Edvald Boasson Hagen is a very good bike rider, even if he is not 100 percent.”