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Tour of Qatar: Boasson Hagen cruises to stage three victory and overall race lead

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Tour of Qatar: Boasson Hagen cruises to stage three victory and overall race lead

<p>Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen of the Dimension Data team dominated the field to win stage three of the Tour of Qatar on Wednesday.</p> <p>The 28-year old all rounder completed the 11-kilometre individual time trial around Lusail in a time of 13 minutes and 26.98 seconds.</p> <p>With the win Boasson Hagen – a seven time national time trial champion – took the lead in the overall standings, 26 seconds clear of Britain’s Mark Cavendish.</p> <p>Dutch rider Jos Van Emden of the LottoNL-Jumbo team had set the mark earlier in the day, but eventually had to settle for second best 25 seconds off the winners pace. </p> <p>There are two stages of the event remaining with the next a 189 km trek to Madinat Al Shamal.</p>