Boasson Hagen leaves Sky for MTN-Qhubeka

Edvald Boasson Hagen to step down from World Tour level to join MTN-Qhubeka - Norwegian will leave Sky after five years with British team - Double Tour stage winner has struggled for results lately.

Edvald Boasson-Hagen on stage ten of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Watson)

Edvald Boasson Hagen will leave team Sky after five years and join South Africa's second division MTN-Qhubeka team next year. The team announced today that it inked a contract with the Norwegian for 2015 and 2016.

"We believe he is one of the best riders in the world and we look forward to seeing him achieve great results for himself as well as mentor our young African talents," team principal, Douglas Ryder said.

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