Edvald Boasson Hagen takes stage, Lars Boom secures overall win at Tour of Britain
Sep 10 2017 04:56 pm CET

Edvald Boasson Hagen takes stage, Lars Boom secures overall win at Tour of Britain
Edvald Boasson Hagen takes stage, Lars Boom secures overall win at Tour of Britain
Photo of Edvald Boasson Hagen by Dimension Data/Nick Muzik

Dimension Data's Edvald Boasson Hagen has taken the victory at the last stage of the Tour of Britain. Lars Boom (LottoNL-Jumbo) confirmed the overall win for the second time in his career.

The last stage in Britain was 180 kilometres long between Worcester and Cardiff. It was another rainy and windy day.

The peloton was very active from the real start of the stage but it wasn't until some kilometres later that the breakaway of the day was formed. A group of seven riders, including Silvan Dillier (BMC), Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin) and Laurens de Plus (Quick-Step) got an advantage of almost a minute but were later caught by the front part of the pack after a split had occurred in the peloton.

Gorka Izagirre (Movistar) and Mark Stewart (An Post) then tried their luck and managed to create a gap of almost 30 seconds with the pack. But with around 15 kilometres to go, they too were reeled back in.

With one lap to go on the circuit, Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data), Lars Boom (LottoNL-Jumbo), Stefan Küng (BMC) and Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky), got a gap with the rest but were caught shortly after.

But Boasson Hagen wasn't going to sit still and moments later, he launched a new attack and managed to keep the lead until the end, taking the stage victory. This wasn't enough for him to jump to the top of the General Classification however, as Boom finished safely in the pack to secure the overall win for the second time after his victory in 2011.

Max Richeze (Quick-Step Floors) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) took second and third at the last stage of the race.




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