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Lars Boom secured his second Tour of Britain title as Boasson Hagen wins final stage

Boom secured his second Tour of Britain in Cardiff Photo: PA

Holland's Lars Boom secured his second Tour of Britain title as Edvald Boasson Hagen won the race's final stage in Cardiff.

The Team Lotto NL-Jumbo rider finished in the peloton to ensure victory by eight seconds from Norway's Boasson Hagen, who had moved ahead of Switzerland's Stefan Kung, two further seconds behind.

Boasson Hagen, of Team Dimension Data, finished the 180-kilometre eighth stage from Worcester in four hours and 19 minutes after breaking away in the final three kilometres.

The highest-placed Briton was Team Sky's Geraint Thomas, who came seventh, while his team-mate Mark Cavendish abandoned on the final day of his first race since his withdrawal from the Tour de France, which owed to a crash.

Belgian Victor Campenaerts of Team Lotto NL-Jumbo and Poland's Michail Kwiatkowksi, also of Team Sky, completed the top five of the general classification.

"It feels good to finally get this victory. We had a plan from the beginning of the day for me to try to attack with two or three kilometers to go," Boasson Hagen said.