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News shorts: Boonen back to winning ways, Kittel frustrated with another abandon

Boonen back winning ways at Munsterland Giro Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) continued his strong end to the season with a victory at the Munsterland Giro on Friday, beating Jans Roy (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) and Nikias Arndt (Team Giant - Alpecin) in the sprint finish. The day was marked by a five-man break but it came together with 12 kilometres still remaining. A master in the Classics...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boonen to lead QuickStep at Abu Dhabi Tour

With Mark Cavendish having to pull out with an injured shoulder, Tom Boonen will pick up leadership of the six-rider Etixx-QuickStep squad at the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour later this month.  The 2.1 event will be Boonen's first competition since since the World Championships, where he animated the road race with an attack on the penultimate lap. Gianluca Brambilla, Fabio Sabatini...
Via Cycling News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boonen: We have a cocktail of good riders for Worlds

Belgium enters Sunday’s World Championships with the options and a parcours suited to their elite men’s characteristics. It was no wonder they appeared so relaxed and confident at their pre-race press conference in downtown Richmond on Thursday. Tom Boonen sat flanked by Philippe Gilbert and Greg van Avermaet, and although all three come into the race with high expectations...
Via Cycling News
10 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...
Via Cycling News
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 AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Kristoff wins Paris-Nice 1st stage, Boonen breaks collarbone

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Terpstra wins Paris-Roubaix race

ROUBAIX, France (AP) Niki Terpstra of the Netherlands won the Paris-Roubaix race for the first time on Sunday, making a decisive break near the end of the one-day classic to win it by 20 seconds and upstage pre-race favorites Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara.
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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