Cycling: Boasson Hagen wins Tour for Sky

Lawrence Tobin
Sunday 23 October 2011 08:26

Team Sky rider Edvald Boasson Hagen won the Eneco Tour of the Netherlands and Belgium for the second time in his career after victory in the sixth and final stage in Sittard yesterday.

The Norwegian finished 22 seconds ahead of Belgian Philippe Gilbert with David Millar of Britain a further six seconds adrift.

Boasson Hagen took the stage victory after Jurgen Roelandts and Denis Galimzyanov both fell in the closing stages, leaving the 24-year-old Team Sky member to secure the win.

Meanwhile, Britain's Mark Cavendish laid down a marker ahead of London 2012 by winning yesterday's road cycling Olympic test event.

The 26-year-old lived up to his billing as London-Surrey Cycle Classic favourite by pulling ahead of Italy's Sacha Modolo and Samuel Dumoulin in a bunch sprint finish on The Mall.

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