On the start line at E3-Harelbeke - Gallery

The countdown continues apace. Nine days from the Tour of Flanders and 16 days from the final race of his professional career, Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors) received the heartiest acclaim as the peloton gathered for the start of E3 Harelbeke on Friday. A five-time winner of the race, Boonen’s run of victories – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2012 – helped to establish E3 Harelbeke’s...
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Boonen and Gilbert team up for Quick-Step Floors at E3 Harelbeke

Tom Boonen and Philippe Gilbert will headline a strong Quick-Step Floors team at E3 Harelbeke this Friday. It will be the third time that the pair has lined-up alongside each other after Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, which Boonen abandoned, and Milan-San Remo. Boonen, who is due to retire after Paris-Roubaix next month, has more wins than any at E3 Harelbeke with a total of five. His last...
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Gaviria and Alaphilippe headline for Quick-Step Floors at Milan-San Remo

Fernando Gaviria will lead the line for Quick-Step Floors at Milan-San Remo as part of a strong team that includes Julian Alaphilippe and Tom Boonen, who is making his final appearance at La Classicissima before his retirement on April 9. Gaviria was well placed to claim victory at the first attempt last year, only to crash on the Via Roma. The Colombian underlined his pre-Milan...
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11 days ago  |  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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