Posted April 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Tom Boonen
Thomas Voeckler of France finished a 17-mile solo breakaway over the final hills to win the Brabant Arrow cycling classic. Voeckler built a gap of over a minute and a half over the last eight hills and braved a succession of rain, hail and high winds to keep ahead of a chasing group, where three-time winner Oscar Freire of Spain won the sprint ahead of home rider Pieter Serry to finish second. The 32-year-old Voeckler won the 121-mile race in 4 hours, 49 minutes, 2 seconds for his first victory of the season. World Tour leader Tom Boonen, who won the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix over the past two weeks, did not enter Wednesday's race and will not compete in the upcoming Amstel Gold Race because of a foot infection.

Boonen to miss cycling's Amstel Gold Race

WorldTour leader Tom Boonen has withdrawn from the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday because of a foot infection. The Belgian won four major cycling races in the past month to take a big lead in the overall standings. But he was considered a longshot for the race in the southern Netherlands, which is geared more toward climbers. Boonen complained of aches and pains over much of his body...

Column: Federer, Messi and ... Boonen

Lionel Messi, Roger Federer and ... Tom Boonen. Granted, Boonen isn't the global mega-star those other two are, but they're alike in that they tower above others in their sport. On a bicycle over cobblestones, there's never been anyone better than Boonen. To the layman, that might not seem much of a claim to fame. But in cycling, it makes Boonen something of a god. This...
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