The 2016 Tour of Qatar will begin on February 8 without Etixx-Quickstep, the team which has won the past four editions. The Belgian WorldTour squad was not among the 18 teams announced by the ASO, so there will be no third overall victory in a row for Dutchman Niki Terpstra. Tom Boonen remains the most successful rider in the race, with 22 stage wins, four overall victories and seven...
Etixx-QuickStep's Tom Boonen did not start his sixth annual charity event Boonen and Friends 2015 but there was a star-studded group that joined in the day's cyclo-cross race held at the Zilvermeer in Mol, Belgium. In the end, it was Sean De Bie (Lotto Soudal) who took the win ahead of Maarten Wynants (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Pieter Van Speybrouck (Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise). They...
Tom Boonen is confident he can recover from the serious head injury he suffered at the Abu Dhabi Tour and target the 2016 spring Classics. However, he has yet to get the green light to race again and so will only be a spectator at his Boonen and Friends charity cyclo-cross race in Belgium on Saturday. Boonen was diagnosed with a temporal bone fracture on the lower side of his head...
Medical staff at the Abu Dhabi hospital where Tom Boonen is receiving treatment for a temporal bone fracture sustained in a crash last week have provided an all-clear for him to fly home to Belgium. Doctors made the approval following a CT-scan check-up on Thursday. “Tom's situation is evolving as we expected," said Etixx-QuickStep team doctor Yvan Vanmol. “Once he gets back...
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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CONTRES, France (AP) Alexander Kristoff of Norway sprinted to victory in the first stage of Paris-Nice on Monday to claim his fifth win this season as former world champion Tom Boonen retired with a broken collarbone. The Katusha rider edged Frenchmen Nacer Bouhanni and Bryan Coquard in the finale of the 196.5-kilometer (122.1-mile) stage from Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse to Contres...
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