TOM BOONEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Boonen: Mechanical doping is the lowest of the low

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...
Via Cycling News
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

inCycle: Inside Tom Boonen's Paris-Roubaix - Video

In this week’s inCycle, a behind the scenes look as the king of cobbles, Tom Boonen attempts to go for glory at Paris Roubaix. As the road to the Rio Olymipics is well underway inCycle talks to Owain Doull on his ambitions for the track. The team takes a look at Merida's new disc bike during the cobbles.ADVERTISEMENT And ahead of this week’s Amstel gold race, Roxane Knetemann...
Via Cycling News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

No fairy-tale finish for Boonen at Paris-Roubaix

A Belgian fairy tale was harshly disrupted on Sunday afternoon at the vélodrome in Roubaix. Six months after sustaining a serious head injury in the second stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour, Tom Boonen reached out to a record-breaking fifth victory in Paris-Roubaix, but he was beaten to the line. The five-man sprint was won by Mathew Hayman (Orica-GreenEdge), who even apologized during...
Via Cycling News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hayman, 37, beats Boonen to win Paris-Roubaix race

ROUBAIX, France (AP) Matthew Hayman of Australia, 37, out-sprinted his rivals to win the prestigious Paris-Roubaix race - known as the Queen of Classics - for the biggest win of his career. 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 Sunday. Hayman is...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Australian Hayman beats Boonen to win Paris-Roubaix race

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...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Boonen retire if he wins Paris-Roubaix?

Etixx-QuickStep manager Patrick Lefevere has told Cyclingnews that Tom Boonen should immediately announce his retirement if he wins Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, going out on top, with a unique record of five victories in professional cycling’s toughest Classic.  “Everybody has to decide things like this for themselves. But if I was Tom and I won Paris-Roubaix, I know what I’d...
Via Cycling News
12 days ago  |  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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