Boasson Hagen signs up with Sky until 2014

Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen has signed a new, three-year contract with Team Sky, taking him up to the end of the 2014 season with the British-based WorldTour outfit.

Boasson Hagen joined Sky at the start of the 2010 season, and had arguably his best year yet as a professional in 2011, winning two stages of the Tour de France in July.

However, with the addition of sprinter Mark Cavendish on Sky’s roster for 2012 and with Bradley Wiggins once again aiming for overall Tour glory, there is some doubt as to whether Boasson Hagen will ride the Tour in 2012. Instead, the solid all-rounder looks set to target one-day races and shorter stage races.

“The Classics are going to be my main focus for the next few seasons,” the 24-year-old said. “I would love to win a race like Milan-San Remo or Paris-Roubaix and I’ll be working hard to try and achieve those goals.

“There will be plenty of other opportunities to show what I can do in the next three years though and when I’m not going for wins myself I will be helping my team-mates out as much as I can.”

Sky team principal David Brailsford added: “Edvald is widely recognised as one of the most exciting talents in the pro peloton and we are delighted that he has chosen to stay with Team Sky for another three seasons.

“No-one quite knows yet where his true limits lie and we will continue to work tirelessly to support him to fulfil his potential.”

Edvald Boasson Hagen: Pro wins to date

Tour of Oman; points classification
Bayern Rundfahrt; stage one
Tour de France; stage six
Tour de France; stage 17
Eneco Tour; stage six
Eneco Tour; points classification
Eneco Tour; young riders’ classification
Eneco Tour; overall classification

Tirreno-Adriatico; stage seven
Tour of Qatar; stage one TTT
Tour of Oman; stage three
Tour of Oman; stage six ITT
Tour of Oman; young riders’ classification
Tour of Oman; points classification
Criterium du Dauphine; stage seven

Giro d’Italia; stage one (TTT)
Giro d’Italia; stage seven
ENECO Tour; stage six
ENECO Tour; stage seven
ENECO Tour; overall
Tour of Poland; stage four
Tour of Poland; stage six
Tour of Britain; overall
Tour of Britain; stage three
Tour of Britain; stage four
Tour of Britain; stage five
Tour of Britain; stage six
Tour of Britain; points classification
National time trial champion

Critérium International; stage three
ENECO Tour; stage six
Tour of Britain; stage four
Tour of Britain; stage five
Tour of Britain; stage seven
Tour of Britain; stage sprints classification
Grand Prix de Denain
National time trial champion

Paris-Corrèze; overall
Paris-Corrèze; stage one
Paris-Corrèze; stage two
Paris-Corrèze; points classification
Tour of Ireland; stage four
Tour de Bretagne; stage two
Tour de Bretagne; stage seven
Tour de Normandie; stage eight
Ringerike GP; overall
Ringerike GP; stage one
Ringerike GP; stage two
Ringerike GP; stage three
Ringerike GP; stage five
Istrian Spring Trophee; overall
Istrian Spring Trophee; prologue
National time trial champion

Tour de l’Avenir; stage two
Tour de l’Avenir; stage five
Tour de l’Avenir; stage seven
Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour; stage four
Ringerike GP; stage three
Scandinavian Open Road Race

Related links

Edvald Boasson Hagen: Rider Profile