edvald boasson hagen, team sky, sky, pro cycling, norwegian, professional cyclist, 2010

Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen took on Mark Cavendish at the Tour de France today. Though HTC-Columbia's Cavendish got the win in Montargis, Boasson Hagen is showing to be gaining experience with his challenge for the win.

"He's not a pure sprinter, but if he's got clear air in front of him he's very strong for a long time," said Sky's team manager, David Brailsford. "The sprints haven't gone the way people would have expected them to, but that's two thirds in a row, he's sprinting well."

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