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Norwegian wins Scots Tour stage

Tour of Britain finish in Gretna
Edvald Boasson Hagen won the third stage at Gretna Green in a sprint finish

A young Norwegian cyclist took the honours as the Tour of Britain swept across the south of Scotland.

Edvald Boasson Hagen won a sprint finish in the third stage of the event, which started in Peebles.

Competitors including Bradley Wiggins, who finished fourth in this years Tour de France, passed through Melrose, Galashiels, Hawick and Langholm.

Hagen managed to edge out the other racers when the stage ended in Gretna Green shortly after 1400 BST.

The Tour of Britain got under way on Saturday with a stage from Scunthorpe to York.

The race concludes at the weekend with a special 10-lap stage around the centre of London.

Stage three was the only one to be held in Scotland.

It was the first time the race had come to the Scottish Borders but Dumfries and Galloway has hosted the Tour a number of times.



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