Edvald Boasson Hagen withdraws from Giro d'Italia with injury

Team Sky's Giro d'Italia line-up suffers further blow with withdrawal of Edvald Boasson Hagen

Edavld Boasson-Hagen in a crash on stage three of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Watson)

Edvald Boasson Hagen has withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia, suffering from injuries sustained after crashing during the race's opening week, and will not start Tuesday's stage 16.

The Norwegian's withdrawal with persistent rib and back pain leaves another hole in Team Sky's Giro line-up after the squad also lost Kanstantsin Siutsou to a crash on Stage 14 on Saturday.

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