Edvald Boasson Hagen wins opening time trial in Volta a la Communitat Valenciana stage one

Reigning Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas finished just outside the top-10

Edvald Boasson Hagen takes stage one of the Volta a Valenciana (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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The opening time trial of the Volta a Valenciana went to Edvald Boasson Hagen, who bested both climbers and time trial specialists to take the race lead.

Boasson Hagen took five seconds out of his nearest rival Ion Izagirre (Astana) on a course just 10km long, making a statement as the Dimension Data rider looks ahead to the Classics.

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