19-Mar-2014: With heavy hearts, team OPQS announces that Tom Boonen will not take part in Milano-Sanremo next Sunday. The Belgian champion won’t start because he and his partner, Lore, lost their baby few hours ago due to a miscarriage. In such a sensitive moment Tom prefers to stay by his partner’s side.
All the athletes, staff, and sponsors of the team want Lore and Tom to know that they support them at this difficult time, and they hope the couple will find the strength to get through this trying experience.
We kindly ask everyone to respect the privacy of Lore, Tom and the Boonen family.
“Bicycle.net would like to wish the Boonen family our heartfelt best wishes and prayers. We are so sorry to hear this awful news”.