Paris-Brussel: Boonen Victorious Again in 2012

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Adds Special Race to Palmares 08-Sep-2012: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Tom Boonen added another race to his palmares, winning the field sprint in the 216 kilometer Paris-Brussel on Saturday. This was his first time winning the race in his career, and adds to an outstanding year of victories in 2012. His teammates controlled the front in the final kilometers, dragging back every … [Read more...]

Boonen Leads As Kittel Wins Fourth Eneco stage

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BRUSSELS, Belgium, Aug 9, 2012 (AFP) - Germany's Marcel Kittel of the Argos team won Thursday's fourth stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries, edging Belgium's Juergen Roelandts and Italy's Giacomo Nizzolo. Kittel triumphed after winning a bunched sprint to land his second stage win of the edition following a 213 km ride from Heers in Belgium to Bergen-op-Zoom in the … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen Injury Update

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15-Jul-2012: Tom Boonen passed today new medical checks in the Herentals Clinic in Belgium. The checks underlined a fracture of the 6th rib on the right side of his chest. Boonen will observe three days of rest, and on Thursday, he will try to train again. At the end of training Boonen, together with the team medical staff, will decide if he will participate in Tour de la Region Wallone prior … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen To Take Part In The 69th Tour de Pologne

The winner of the Ronde Van Vlaanderen and Paris-Roubaix will be on the starting line of the Polish stage race Warsaw, May 17, 2012 – Tom Boonen will be taking part in the 69th Tour de Pologne. The Belgian rider of the Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team confirmed in an interview after the third stage of the Tour of California that he’ll be participating to the Polish race. Peter … [Read more...]

Boonen To Skip Tour de France for Olympics

BRUSSELS, May 15, 2012 - Belgian cycling star Tom Boonen announced on Tuesday that he will forgo this year's Tour de France so as to be fresh for a tilt at the Olympic road race title. The 31-year-old former world champion has just returned to competition after taking a break following a superb spring classics campaign that saw him win a record-equaling third Tour of Flanders and a … [Read more...]

Boonen, Astana Dominate Spring Classics

by Justin Davis LIEGE, Belgium, April 23, 2012 (AFP) - Belgium's Tom Boonen emerged as the king of the spring classics, which ended Sunday, with victory in Ghent-Wevelgem, the Tour of Flanders and a record-equaling fourth win at Paris-Roubaix. Two weeks after Boonen's blistering start to the season, however, Kazakh team Astana stole a share of the spotlight when Maxim Iglinskiy … [Read more...]

Boonen Out Of Amstel Gold Race

PARIS, April 11, 2012 (AFP) - Belgium's one-day road race specialist Tom Boonen has pulled out of Sunday's Amstel Gold Race in the Netherlands, according to Flemish television. Boonen, who last weekend won the Paris-Roubaix for a record-equaling fourth time to add to victories in the Ghent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders on home turf this season, has an inflammation of the foot, it … [Read more...]

Take-aways from Paris/Roubaix 2012

Flecha Taking Up The So Called Boonen Chase

Boonen has ridiculous form, he's seemingly getting stronger by the week. Its magical to watch when a guy with natural abilities is also motivated to reach peak performance. Add to that an awesome team and the absence of bad luck (no such thing as good luck on cobbles!) and it's a perfect storm of success. I doubt he himself will be able to top the success of this 4 month stretch. How would a … [Read more...]

Boonen ‘Best Ever’ After Roubaix Triumph

by Andy Scott ROUBAIX, France, April 9, 2012 (AFP) - Tom Boonen believes that he will go down as the best rider in the history of the cobbled classics after storming to a record-equalling triumph at Sunday's Paris-Roubaix. Having already won the Ghent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders on home turf in Belgium this year, Boonen was in unstoppable form in the 110th Paris-Roubaix, … [Read more...]

Paris Roubaix 2012 Full Highlights

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