Tom Boonen Will Not Start at Eneco Tour

Competition Return Date To Be Determined 06-Aug-2013: Bad news for Tom Boonen: After having to sit out the Tour of Denmark, the champion from team OPQS will also have to miss the Eneco Tour scheduled from August 12th to the 18th, due to a bothersome perineum cyst that is being treated with an anti inflammatory therapy. There is still no definite determination as to when Boonen will be able to … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen Turns His Back On Tour de France

BRUSSELS, May 21, 2013 (AFP) - Belgian champion Tom Boonen hinted on Tuesday that his days of competing on the Tour de France were behind him. "Will I be at the start of the Tour again? The chance is very low," said the 32-year-old, who has taken part in six editions of cycling's greatest race. Patrick Lefevere, manager of Boonen's team, Omega Pharma, said he would not try and … [Read more...]

Injury update: Dries Devenyns, Tom Boonen

04-Apr-2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Dries Devenyns had surgery on his left radial bone at the hospital of Herentals on Wednesday, after suffering a complicated fracture as a result of a crash during the first stage of Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco on Monday. Devenyns must wear a cast for three weeks, and then the medical staff will make another evaluation to determine the … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen Out Of Paris-Roubaix

PARIS, April 1, 2013 - Tom Boonen will be unable to defend his Paris-Roubaix crown as he has yet to recover fully from a bad fall during the Tour of Flanders, his Omega Pharma team confirmed late Sunday. "It's tough to have to pull out of a big race like this, but I just cannot cycle," the 32-year Belgian champion said. "The pain is very strong and it is unlikely to get better in the … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen Crashes Out of Tour of Flanders Again

BRUGES, Belgium, March 31, 2013 - Tom Boonen's bid to defend his Tour of Flanders title came to a premature end when the Belgian star crashed out after just 19 kilometers into the 256km one day classic on Sunday. The Omega Pharma rider, who has a record-equaling three Flanders titles to his name, reportedly injured his shoulder and thigh and was taken to hospital for treatment. … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen Is On The Mend

Boonen Wins 2012 E3 Harelbeke

29-Jan-2013: Tom Boonen is improving after the operation at Herentals Clinic in Belgium last week, due to a septic infection to his left elbow bursa. The infection was the result of a mountain bike crash. Boonen took several days of required full rest before testing his condition on his bike. The Belgian Champion, who started training again on Saturday, the 26th of January, will join the Team … [Read more...]

Cavendish To Replace Boonen in Tour of Qatar

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Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the riders that will participate in the Tour of Qatar, from Sunday, Feb. 3rd until Friday, Feb. 8th. Tour of Qatar features 18 different teams, and will cover a very flat 732.5km in six stages. OPQS rider Tom Boonen, who is not able to participate due to recovering from an operation after a septic infection to his left elbow bursa, won the … [Read more...]

Good News for Tom Boonen and OPQS

23-Jan-2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has good news to report about rider Tom Boonen. The Belgian champion, who underwent surgery on Sunday, Jan. 20th because of a septic infection to his left elbow bursa, will leave the hospital of Herentals tomorrow, the 24th of January. The situation is now improving, as Boonen has no fever or pain anymore to his elbow. Tomorrow morning Boonen … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen Under Goes Elbow Surgery

Boonen Wins 2012 E3 Harelbeke

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team announces that rider Tom Boonen underwent an operation yesterday, Sunday January 20th, at the Herentals Clinic (Belgium), for a septic infection in his left elbow bursa. The need to operate was caused by bacteria that penetrated his organism through a small cut on his left elbow, which he suffered after an apparently harmless accident that happened on … [Read more...]

Gilbert, Boonen Lead Charge Into World Road Race

Tom Boonen All About The Cobbles - Paris-Roubaix 2012

by Jean Montois VALKENBURG, Netherlands, Sept 22, 2012 (AFP) - Philippe Gilbert and Tom Boonen will lead a powerful Belgian team as the world championship road race takes center stage on the roads around Valkenburg on Sunday. "No other team will be as strong as Belgium with Tom as a sprinter and myself as an attacker," boasted Gilbert ahead of the 267km race over … [Read more...]