Edvald Boasson Hagen got Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s 2019 season off to a sensational start, racing to the stage victory and overall race lead at today’s opening 10.2km time trial at the Vuelta a Communitat Valenciana. Boasson Hagen had clocked the fastest time of the day with a 12’55” when he reached the finish in Orihuela, but the Norwegian champion then had to endure a nervous 90 minutes in the hot seat, as the remainder of the field completed the course. In the end, Boasson Hagen’s effort stood the test of time, securing Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s first victory of the 2019 season..