Skip to main content

Boasson Hagen out of Tour de France selection process with injury

Image 1 of 3

Edvald Boasson Hagen

Edvald Boasson Hagen
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
Image 2 of 3

Former teammates Edvald Boasson Hagen and Rigoberto Uran chast prior to the Trofeo Deià on Mallorca

Former teammates Edvald Boasson Hagen and Rigoberto Uran chast prior to the Trofeo Deià on Mallorca
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
Image 3 of 3

The podium included Ian Stannard (Team Sky), Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky)

The podium included Ian Stannard (Team Sky), Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) and Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky)
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Team Sky will have to pick their Tour de France line-up without the option of Edvald Boasson Hagen, after the all-rounder was ruled out of the race with an Achilles injury.

Boassan Hagen, an ever present fixture in the Team Sky squad since their Tour de France début in 2010, had ridden the Giro d'Italia in May. Although never slated for a automatic place for the Tour de France, Boasson Hagen would have been a strong candidate for team's possible long list selection. He will now miss this weekend's national championships as well as the Tour.

"I had some rest after the Giro and when I started training again unfortunately an Achilles problem has flared up. We hoped it was getting better but it became an issue again at Route du Sud," he said on the team's website.

Team Sky is expected to name their Tour de France in the next few days with the squad built around defending champion Chris Froome.