Boasson Hagen looks ahead to Opening Weekend after Étoile de Bessèges crash

Edvald Boasson Hagen
Edvald Boasson Hagen (Total Direct Energie) at Étoile de Bessèges (Image credit: Getty Images)

Seeing Edvald Boasson Hagen in a Total Direct Énergie jersey is one of those sights that makes you do a double-take and think, “Can this be right?” The Norwegian’s move to the French team was among the more unexpected of the off-season transfers, but was part of an overall strategy designed to boost the team's frontline attack.

As part of the overhaul, Pierre Latour, Alexandre Geniez and Alexis Vuillermoz were recruited from AG2R Citroën, while Chris Lawless joined from Ineos Grenadiers. Boasson Hagen, who raced alongside Latour and Lawless at the Étoile de Bessèges, is enjoying the early days at his new squad.

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