Edvald Boasson Hagen celebrates another 'lucky Wednesday' win

A week after winning in Qatar, Edvald Boasson Hagen will spend a second consecutive Thursday in a leader’s jersey after proving team spirit, planning and touch of class go a long way - Photos by Yuzuru Sunada

Edvald Boasson Hagen in the lead after stage two of the 2016 Tour of Oman

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Just a week ago Edvald Boasson Hagen stood on the Tour of Qatar podium wearing the race leader’s jersey having won the day’s time trial stage. Today, he did exactly the same in the Tour of Oman, with a performance which illustrated not only his sheer class but of the spirit being generated within the Dimension Data team.

The stage was a relatively routine one for the peloton; an escape going out fairly early to mop up some of the intermediate sprint and mountains points, the main contenders behind, safe in the knowledge the day’s action would come nearer the finish.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.