No pressure for Edvald Boasson Hagen at Amstel Gold after Paris-Roubaix

“I can’t ask anything of him after Paris-Roubaix,” is how Dimension Data’s director Jens Zemke reacts when asked what kind of result the team are expecting from Edvald Boasson Hagen this Sunday in the Amstel Gold Race after he finished fifth in Paris-Roubaix. “Anything else we get from him now is a bonus.”

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.