• Hagen wins 3rd stage, takes Qatar lead from Cavendish


    LUSAIL, Qatar: 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 (Thursday in Manila). 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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