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Boasson Hagen: I don't think many teams will be as fast as us

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Dauphiné stage 3 winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)

Dauphiné stage 3 winner Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)
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Edvald Boasson Hagen won the 2012 points jersey

Edvald Boasson Hagen won the 2012 points jersey
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) won the silver medal in 2012

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway) won the silver medal in 2012
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The back of the 2015 MTN-Qhubeka kit

The back of the 2015 MTN-Qhubeka kit
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Eddy Boasson Hagen (Team Sky)

Eddy Boasson Hagen (Team Sky)
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Second and third place finishers Edvald Boasson Hagen and Francesco Gavazzi on the podium at Mallorca's Trofeo Deià

Second and third place finishers Edvald Boasson Hagen and Francesco Gavazzi on the podium at Mallorca's Trofeo Deià
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Critérium du Dauphiné stage 3 victor Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)

Critérium du Dauphiné stage 3 victor Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky)
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For the first time in five years, Edvald Boasson Hagen donned the colours of a new team. The Norwegian rider and his teammates tried on MTN-Qhubeka's new zebra-inspired team kit before it was presented to the world on Thursday evening. Boasson Hagen wasn’t allowed to wear it at the official presentation but got a chance to try it on for the official team photos. He will have to wait until January 1 before he can show off the distinctive kit in public.


The 27-year-old was one of the first of the eight riders that eventually moved to the African team this winter. The majority of the signings have been sprinters, with Matt Goss, Tyler Farrar, Theo Bos and Reinardt Janse van Rensberg – who has previously raced for the team - coming into the fold. None of the sprinters have ever raced together but Boasson Hagen is confident that they can make it work.