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Boasson Hagen Prepares for Le Tour

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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.

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Boasson Hagen Gives Up Paris-Roubaix

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Team Sky’s Edvald Boasson Hagen has to sit out this Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix race because of an injury to his Achilles tendon. Greg Hendersen of New Zealand will take his place in the squad.

The 22-year-old Norwegian shares, “I still have pain when I’m riding harder training rides, so it’s not realistic to go to one of the toughest races of the season.”

Dave Brailsford of Team Sky agreed that Boasson Hagen’s decision is the best course of action regarding this matter, “We’ve assessed the situation from all possible angles and the conclusion is clear: he is not completely ready to race Paris-Roubaix.”

Boasson Hagen is one of the promising athletes in the cycling scene given that his UCI ranking has risen to third place this season. At the Tour of Oman last February, he came second.

Brailsford explains that Boasson Hagen’s health is of the utmost importance. “The most important thing, both long…

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Boasson Hagen Wins 3rd Stage in Oman

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Edvald Boasson Hagen of Team Sky maintains his spot as the overall leader in the Tour of Oman as he wins the third stage of the event last Tuesday.

Boasson Hagen finished in front of Danilo Napolitano (Katusha) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions), showing that he wasn’t planning on relinquishing his hold on the leader’s jersey anytime soon. The 22-year old star of Team Sky is currently in top form and looking to add to his 2009 accomplishments, which include victories at the Tour of Britain, Ghent-Wevelgem, and a stage win at the Giro d’Italia.

Team Sky did a good job of delivering Hagen to the finish, as they had to fight and pull back a four-man breakaway while nearing the final stretch. Teamwork and strategy did the job, as the Team Sky riders maintained their cool even as Gatis Smukulis (Ag2r), Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil), Laurent Mangel (Saur-Sojasun) and Ben King…

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Sunderland Believes Hagen Can Win Qatar Final Stage

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Team Sky rider Edvald Boasson Hagen will come away with the win in the final stage of the Tour of Qatar, as team senior sports director Scott Sunderland believes. If Sunderland proves to be correct, the Norwegian star will then net his first season victory for 2010.

Hagen finished in third place in the fifth stage of the Qatar tour. Tom Boonen of Team Quick Step and Danilo Napolitano of Team Katusha got the first and second spots, respectively. Sunderland explained that Hagen’s third-place finish was a result of being “hemmed in” by the two other riders, thereby denying their rider to go out and grab the win.

Team Sky had to work hard to pull back the breakaways in the race and put Hagen in a position to win, and Sunderland credits them for their effort. “They did the job they had to do and Edvald almost…

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Edvald Boasson Hagen to Ride Tour 2010

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Norway’s Edvald Boasson Hagen will be making his Tour de France debut next year with the new Team Sky. “I’ll ride the Tour mainly to gain experience. My goal is to drive the race; I also hope to win a stage,” he said to Sporza.be. Boasson Hagen saw many victories in 2009; winning at Gent-Wevelgem, stages at the Tour of Britain and Tour of Poland, and the overall classification in Britain. He made his Grand Tour debut at the Giro d’Italia and also got the Norwegian Time Trial Champion jersey. The 22-year-old plans to race the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in 2010. “I’m glad I can ride those races. My goal is to perform there where possible,” said Boasson Hagen….

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