Hagen to race both TT and road race

Edvald Boasson Hagen

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Image credit: JF Quenet)

The Norwegian roster for the World Championships has been announced. 19 year-old Edvald Boasson Hagen, who scored three stages in the Tour de l'Avenir until now, is down for the U23 time trial as well as the road race. Boasson Hagen was a junior last year but it didn't take him long before he became successful in the elite ranks: Earlier this year he won a stage in the Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour where he was the best young rider, two stages at the Thüringen Rundfahrt and one more stage plus the young rider classification in the Ringerike Grand Prix, the only UCI sanctioned event in his country.

Boasson Hagen will be joined by his Maxbo Bianchi teammates Stian Sommerseth and Lars Petter Nordhaug, as well as Alexander Kristoff (Glud & Marstrand Horsens) in the road race. Other Norwegians lining up in the World's will be Knut Anders Fostervold (Sparebanken Vest) for the Elite time trial, Linn Torp (Dsb Bank) in the Women's road race and Kurt-Asle Arvesen (CSC), Thor Hushovd (Crédit Agricole) and Gabriel Rasch (Maxbo Bianchi) for the Elite Men's road race.

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