Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen has signed a new, three-year contract with Team Sky, taking him up to the end of the 2014 season with the British-based WorldTour outfit.

Boasson Hagen joined Sky at the start of the 2010 season, and had arguably his best year yet as a professional in 2011, winning two stages of the Tour de France in July.

However, with the addition of sprinter Mark Cavendish on Sky’s roster for 2012 and with Bradley Wiggins once again aiming for overall Tour glory, there is some doubt as to whether Boasson Hagen will ride the Tour in 2012. Instead, the solid all-rounder looks set to target one-day races and shorter stage races.

“The Classics are going to be my main focus for the next few seasons,” the 24-year-old said. “I would love to win a race like Milan-San Remo or Paris-Roubaix and I’ll be working hard to try and achieve those goals.

“There will be plenty of other opportunities to show what I can do in the next three years though and when I’m not going for wins myself I will be helping my team-mates out as much as I can.”

Sky team principal David Brailsford added: “Edvald is widely recognised as one of the most exciting talents in the pro peloton and we are delighted that he has chosen to stay with Team Sky for another three seasons.

“No-one quite knows yet where his true limits lie and we will continue to work tirelessly to support him to fulfil his potential.”

Edvald Boasson Hagen: Pro wins to date

2011


Tour of Oman; points classification

Bayern Rundfahrt; stage one

Tour de France; stage six

Tour de France; stage 17

Eneco Tour; stage six

Eneco Tour; points classification

Eneco Tour; young riders’ classification

Eneco Tour; overall classification

2010

Tirreno-Adriatico; stage seven

Tour of Qatar; stage one TTT

Tour of Oman; stage three

Tour of Oman; stage six ITT

Tour of Oman; young riders’ classification

Tour of Oman; points classification

Criterium du Dauphine; stage seven

2009

Giro d’Italia; stage one (TTT)

Giro d’Italia; stage seven

ENECO Tour; stage six

ENECO Tour; stage seven

ENECO Tour; overall

Tour of Poland; stage four

Tour of Poland; stage six

Tour of Britain; overall

Tour of Britain; stage three

Tour of Britain; stage four

Tour of Britain; stage five

Tour of Britain; stage six

Tour of Britain; points classification

Ghent-Wevelgem

National time trial champion

2008

Critérium International; stage three

ENECO Tour; stage six

Tour of Britain; stage four

Tour of Britain; stage five

Tour of Britain; stage seven

Tour of Britain; stage sprints classification

Grand Prix de Denain

National time trial champion

2007

Paris-Corrèze; overall

Paris-Corrèze; stage one

Paris-Corrèze; stage two

Paris-Corrèze; points classification

Tour of Ireland; stage four

Tour de Bretagne; stage two

Tour de Bretagne; stage seven

Tour de Normandie; stage eight

Ringerike GP; overall

Ringerike GP; stage one

Ringerike GP; stage two

Ringerike GP; stage three

Ringerike GP; stage five

Istrian Spring Trophee; overall

Istrian Spring Trophee; prologue

National time trial champion

2006

Tour de l’Avenir; stage two

Tour de l’Avenir; stage five

Tour de l’Avenir; stage seven

Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour; stage four

Ringerike GP; stage three

Scandinavian Open Road Race

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