By road: the Norwegian success continues in the Tour de France. On Wednesday came the fourth stage victory for Norway when Boasson Hagen (Sky Procycling) secured his second stage victory.
Edvald Boasson Hagen attacked in the final climb and then drove alone to the finish in the Italian city Pinerolo.
“I went on to join the breakaway today and had to work hard to achieve it,” said Edavald Boasson Hagen after the finish.
He was very disappointed after yesterday’s second place after compatriot and world champion Thor Hushovds who won.
“It meant that I really wanted to win today. The will and all Norwegian supporters along the road gave me extra energy.
Côte de Pramartino was the last pitch on stage and at the top of the mountain had the Norwegian a solo lead of 22 seconds to Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) and Bauke Mollema (Rabobank), who were the duo behind him.
In the technical utförskörningen, like the brothers Schleck warned before, down to the finish in Pinerolo drygade Boasson Hagen out its lead and could then stretch your arms in the air as the great victors.
In the race for the yellow Jersey Alberto Contador attacked (Saxo Bank-Sungard) and got Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi). They were acquired by the brothers Schleck who passed it severe utförskörningen without any bail. It was not as good for overall leader Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) who ran off the road in utförskörningen. He lost 27 seconds on the group with Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team), Alberto Contador, Schleckbröderna, and Samuel Sanchez.
Voeckler leads Cadel Evans continued to Tour before.