Sky's Boasson Hagen poised for two crucial days in Oman

Thor Hushovd and Edvald Boasson Hagen, Tour of Oman 2011, stage one

Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen is poised for an attack on the overall of the Tour of Oman in the uphill mountain stage four and the time trial after the race's third bunch sprint on Thursday.

Boasson Hagen came close to victory last year (2010) but lost the overall after he stopped to answer a call of nature just as the race was entering a crucial moment.

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