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Boasson Hagen put the world class of space: - Unexpectedly!

Offered Boasson Hagen sesongdebuterte with victory in the time trial that started the ride Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana on Wednesday.

the 31-year-old proved the strongest on the 10,2 km long stage.

- It is nice to finally get a win again. That was unexpected. I was nervous when (Alejandro) Valverde and (Geraint) Thomas came up the hill, said Boasson Hagen to the organizer afterwards.

the Race is Dimension Data-the rider's first for the season. He had not won anything since the NM-victory in June of last year.

I felt that I had given everything. Since it is the first race for the season, I did not know quite what form I was in, but I have felt good, he continued.

Day to day

the Victory took him ahead of Ion Izagirre from Astana and Tony Martin from Team Jumbo Visma. Also last year's Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas ended up behind in the rankings in the first of five stages.

Boasson Hagen is careful not to put too much pressure on themselves with regard to defend ledertrøya in the days to come.

- Now I take it day by day. I will fight as hard as possible to keep the lead, said rudsbygdingen.

the Aforementioned Alejandro Valverde ended on åttendeplass Wednesday.

Kristoff a piece behind

The Norwegian sprinters Alexander Kristoff finished 56 seconds behind on a 72.-place, while Sondre Holst Enger had only one man behind him and was struck with 2.36. minutes of Boasson Hagen.

this Year's edition of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana has a stjernetungt starting field. Among the riders are also strong Adam Yates and belgian Greg van Avermaet.

on Thursday, waiting a hilly stage of 166 kilometers. Power ends Sunday.

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