Boonen 'says thanks' with final victory salute in Belgium - Gallery

Tom Boonen posted a final victory salute Saturday in Belgium at the 'Tom Says Thanks' event that took place at the provincial recreation zone Zilvermeer in his hometown of Mol with a final set of races that included past riders and present stars of cycling. Among those gathered for Boonen's celebration were world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Voeckler happy to enjoy the ride in final weeks of his career

Thomas Voeckler (Direct Energie) has thus far been spared the kind of intense public countdown endured by Tom Boonen over the spring, but the Frenchman is quietly burning the days as he nears the end of his career. When the Tour de France reaches the Champs­-Élysées on July 23, Voeckler will hang up his wheels, though he will not step away from professional cycling altogether...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Boonen calls it a career: 'It was time'

It was hard not to know that Tom Boonen was making his last start in Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. The four-time former winner made a final run at glory in the Queen of Classics with his Quick-Step Floors team aiming to work in full support of the 36 year-old Belgian star. It didn't work out. Teammate Zdenek Stybar found himself in the winning selection the Czech rider ended up sprinting...
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April 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Boonen contemplating retirement in next few years

Tom Boonen is looking at retiring sometime in the near future, he has told the Belgian press. Not this year or next year, and “probably” not the next year, but it won’t be much longer. In an interview with Belgian De Zondag newspaper, he denied Etixx-QuickStep team manager Patrick Lefevere’s earlier statement that he would have retired this year if he had won one of the...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Boonen to undergo shoulder op after Paris-Nice crash

PARIS (AP) Former world road champion Tom Boonen will undergo surgery on Wednesday after damaging his left shoulder and elbow in a crash during the Paris-Nice race. The one-day classics specialist, who will miss the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix because of his injury, underwent medical tests that confirmed he suffered an acromioclavicular joint dislocation, and broke his radius...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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