Edvald Boasson Hagen plans to do well in both the Tour de France and the London Olympics, next summer, despite the fact that there is very little time between the two events. His solution to the problem: pretend that the Tour has another five or six stages; the Tour ends on July 22, and the Olympic is the following Saturday, July 28.
“We must not let down after it (the Tour) is over, just continue the hard rides as if the Tour de France has lasted even longer. The Tour de France is clearly an important goal for me next year. I have shown before that I’m still in shape after major stage races.”
And while Boasson Hagen would like to win the Olympic gold medal, he knows that fellow Norwegian Thor Hushovd also wants to. “Whoever has the best results and and is in the best form must be given priority.”