Tom Boonen could be in the colours of Lotto-Soudal next year with the Belgian outfit targeting him for the 2017 season. According to a report in the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, Lotto-Soudal’s bike supplier Ridley is keen to have Boonen on-board for next year. Boonen, who is currently riding for Etixx-QuickStep, will be out of contract at the end of the season. Earlier this...
Tom Boonen has said that he would be prepared to go to another team to find a contract for next season if necessary. However, the Belgian said that, ultimately, he would prefer to stay at Etixx-QuickStep. "Whether I'm ready to go to another team? Absolutely,” he told Het Nieuwsblad. “Though we have always complemented each other, and that will remain so. I will not necessarily...
Tom Boonen (Etixx-Quickstep) has described mechanical doping as the ‘lowest of the low’ but thinks it is no longer used in the peloton. Speaking on Belgian television, Boonen said that there may have been riders who have tried mechanical doping in the past but recent stories on the subject are sensationalist. "You are naive if you think built-in motors on bikes do not exist...
ROUBAIX, France (AP) Australian veteran Matthew Hayman out-sprinted his rivals to win the Queen of Classics on Sunday for the biggest win of his career. The 37-year-old Hayman - whose previous career highlight was the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games road race in 2006 - beat four-time champion Tom Boonen of Belgium in a dash to the line. Hayman is the second Australian to...
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April 10, 2016 | Discuss
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...
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...
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March 10, 2015 | Discuss
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