Tom Boonen

Boonen: “I want one more shot at the Classics with no bad luck”

Despite the phalanx of microphones and cameras held towards him by journalists and photographers, Tom Boonen had the relaxed body language of someone accustomed to the limelight. Wearing dark shades and a beard, the Etixx-QuickStep rider sat on a bench near his team bus for almost ten minutes before the sixth stage of the Tour […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alejandro Valverde wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey opener; Richie Porte takes overall title at Giro del Trentino; Kirsten Wild claims fifth Omloop van Borsele victory; Elise Delzenne takes solo win at Dwars door de Westhoek; Steele von Hoff wins Rutland-Melton International CiCLE […]

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Tom Boonen: Tour out of question, Giro stage/worlds are targets

Making his return to racing after injury on stage one of the Presidential Tour of Turkey, Tom Boonen has ruled out any participation in the Tour de France this year and said instead that he will likely pursue a Giro/Vuelta programme in order to be in top shape for the world championships. “The Tour is […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Domenico Pozzovivo wins stage 3 of the Giro del Trentino, Porte retains overall lead; Astana under ‘strict monitoring’ but will keep WorldTour licence; Astana expresses gratitude to Licence Commission: ‘Our focus now returns to racing’; Tom Boonen to captain Etixx-Quick-Step at the Giro d’Italia; Organisers […]

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Tour of Turkey and Giro d’Italia for Boonen as Belgian returns to racing, Cavendish also for Turkey

He was forced to miss the Classics due to a bad crash in Paris-Nice, but his Etixx-QuickStep team has now confirmed that Tom Boonen will be able to return to action in the upcoming Presidential Tour of Turkey. Boonen suffered a dislocated shoulder on March 9 and has not raced since, but will get going […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alexander Kristoff wins back-to-back stages at Driedaagse De Panne; Tom Boonen definitely won’t start Paris-Roubaix; USA Pro Challenge adds three-day women’s race; Q&A with Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy sport director James Victor; Shimano disc brakes trickle down to 105; Cycle Messenger World Championships come to […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Greipel wins stage two of Paris-Nice with perfectly-timed sprint; Caleb Ewan gets stage win and yellow jersey in Tour de Langkawi; Contador announces he’ll remain with Tinkoff-Saxo in 2016, Tinkov confirms it will be his final season; Ag2r’s Lloyd Mondory positive for EPO, faces possible four year […]

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Second injury diagnosed for Boonen, world championships likely to be new season goal

Already pronounced as having a dislocated left acromioclavicular (AC) joint due to his crash on Monday’s stage one of Paris-Nice, Tom Boonen has received further bad news. Yvan van Mol, the Etixx-Quickstep doctor, has told FranceTV that the Belgian rider also has a fractured elbow. Boonen was already facing a recovery period of three to […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest, the first edition after the long weekend here in Victoria, Australia: Alexander Kristoff wins stage 1 of Paris-Nice; Andrea Guardini makes it two from two at Le Tour de Langkawi; Zdenek Stybar wins Strade Bianche; Megan Guarnier wins inaugural women’s Strade Bianche; CIRC Independent Commission […]

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Ian Stannard takes his second consecutive Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Ian Stannard (Team Sky) defended his Omloop Het Nieuwsblad title and pulled off an incredible victory today despite being outnumbered in the final break. Stannard found himself in a four-man breakaway with a narrow gap as they headed into the final 40 kilometres by three Etixx – Quick-Step riders: Tom Boonen, Stijn Vandenbergh and Niki […]

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