Sylvain Chavanel Wins Eneco Tour Time Trial, Lars Boom Keeps Lead

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug 16, 2013 - Frenchman Sylvain Chavanel blitzed to victory in the fifth stage 13.2km time trial around Sittard during the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries on Friday as Dutchman Lars Boom maintained his overall lead. Omega Pharma's 34-year-old Chavanel won in 16min 04sec to pip Dutchman Tom Dumoulin and New Zealand's Jesse Sergent by just four seconds. … [Read more...]

Andre Greipel Takes Eneco Tour Stage As Lars Boom Earns Lead

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug 15, 2013 - German Andre Greipel easily won a sprint finish to the fourth stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries on Thursday as reigning champion Lars Boom moved into the leader's jersey. Greipel proved a class above the competition in the run-in at the end of the 169km run from Essen to Vlijmen, finishing well clear of Italian Giacomo Nizzolo in … [Read more...]

Lars Boom Wins 27th Ster ZLM Toer

Following his second place finish in last year’s edition, Lars Boom from the Blanco Pro Cycling team has won the 2013 Ster ZLM Toer. His position as leader in the tour was never in danger in the 176 kilometre long final stage between Gerwen and Boxtel. “Everything went well today, just like it did the entire week”, said Boom afterwards. “With an eye on the Dutch Championships, I wanted … [Read more...]

Lars Boom Takes Overall Lead In Queen Stage Ster ZLM

Lars Boom takes overall lead with victory in Queen Stage Ster ZLM As he did last year, Lars Boom has taken the win in the Queen Stage of the Ster ZLM Toer. In 2012, the Blanco Pro Cycling Team rider narrowly missed capturing the yellow jersey on La Gileppe, the traditional spot for the finish line. This year, the Dutchman has claimed the leader’s jersey with one flat stage to go. It’s the … [Read more...]

Boom Surges To Eneco Tour Victory

BRUSSELS, Aug 12, 2012 - Dutch rider Lars Boom of the Rabobank team emerged as the winner of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries after Sunday's seventh and final stage. Boom overhauled a four-second deficit at the start of the day on leader Svein Tuft of Canada to seal the overall victory by finishing second behind Italy's Alessandro Ballan of BMC in the final stage to Geraardsbergen … [Read more...]

Boom Wins Tour of Britain

LONDON, Sept 18, 2011 (AFP) - Holland's Lars Boom held his nerve to win the Tour of Britain in the final stage in London on Sunday. Boom, riding for the Rabobank team, landed the general classification title, while Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) won the final stage and Steve Cummings (Team Sky) finished in second place overall. Boom took second place in stage 8a, the individual time … [Read more...]

Boom Tightens His Grip On Tour of Britain Win

Lars Boom of the Netherlands tightened his grip on the Tour of Britain on Friday after winning the sixth stage to increase his overall lead in the standings. The Rabobank rider came home ahead of France's Alexandre Pichot and Germany's Leopold Koenig in a sprint finish after a demanding 146-kilometre stage from Taunton to Wells. It was the second stage win of the race for Boom, who … [Read more...]

Rare Sprint Win For Aussie Renshaw

LONDON, Sept 15, 2011 - Australia's Mark Renshaw stepped out of the shadow of HTC-Highroad teammmate Mark Cavendish to win the fifth stage of the Tour of Britain on Thursday. Dutchman Lars Boom, of Rabobank, retained the race leader's jersey after an aggressive 180 km race from Exeter to Exmouth in south-west England. Despite being a sprinter in his own right Renshaw has spent the past … [Read more...]

Boom sails to Tour of Britain lead

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom, Sept 13, 2011 (AFP) - The Tour of Britain resumed Tuesday after its unscheduled day off with Lars Boom winning the third stage and taking the leader's gold jersey from Mark Cavendish. Monday's second stage from Kendal to Blackpool was called off for safety reasons due to high winds in the north west of the country. The peloton was back in business for this … [Read more...]

Kloden, Boom Among Tour de France Abandons

LOURDES, France, July 15, 2011 (AFP) - RadioShack's Tour de France hopes suffered a huge blow on the second day in the high mountains when Andreas Kloden pulled out during Friday's 13th stage. RadioShack, the last professional team of Lance Armstrong, were left reeling after a dramatic first week when Janez Brajkovic and Chris Horner both left the race due to injuries. Kloden, who … [Read more...]