Former winner Edvald Boasson Hagen to race Tour of Britain

Former Team Sky riders Edvald Boasson Hagen and Serge Pauwels will ride for MTN-Qhubeka at the Aviva Tour of Britain

Edvald Boasson Hagen in action during Stage 4 of the 2015 Tirreno-Adriatico

(Image credit: Watson)

Edvald Boasson Hagen will return to the Aviva Tour of Britain for the first time since winning the race in 2009 as MTN-Qhubeka announced the first riders in their squad.

The Norwegian triumphed six years ago by winning four consecutive stages in the middle of the tour, which started in Scunthorpe before visiting the north east, Scotland, the South West and London.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.