Cycling

Hagen to the fore in Qatar

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data website)
Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data website)

Lusail - Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen of the Dimension Data team took the leader's golden jersey after winning the Tour of Qatar's third stage on Wednesday.

Boasson Hagen won the 11.4km time-trial around the Lusail circuit in 13min 26sec, finishing 25sec ahead of Dutch rider Jos Van Emden, with Italian Manuel Quinziato in third, a further 4sec adrift.

Cavendish could only finish seventh, at 44sec, and now sits 26sec behind his team-mate in the overall standings.

Thursday's fourth stage is a 189km ride from Al Zubarah Fort to Madinat Al Shamal.

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