Stybar: We all wished in our hearts that Tom could win

Zdenek Stybar held his head in his hands as he sat in the centre of the Roubaix velodrome, knowing he had missed a great chance to win Paris-Roubaix – and it was not just his own second-place finish that stung. The hopes and dreams of Stybar's Quick-Step teammate Tom Boonen retiring with a final and fifth victory ended Sunday when a series of attacks put Stybar, Greg Van Avermaet...
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Boonen calls it a career: 'It was time'

It was hard not to know that Tom Boonen was making his last start in Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. The four-time former winner made a final run at glory in the Queen of Classics with his Quick-Step Floors team aiming to work in full support of the 36 year-old Belgian star. It didn't work out. Teammate Zdenek Stybar found himself in the winning selection the Czech rider ended up sprinting...
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Roubaix contenders pay respects to Boonen ahead of his final race

Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors) will close out his illustrious career on Sunday at Paris-Roubaix, where he will try to put himself in the record books as the only five-time winner of the race. Boonen turned professional in 2002 and made his Paris-Roubaix debut that season, finishing a surprise third place. Over the years, Boonen has cemented his place as one of the Classics greats...
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Terpstra: We're all supporting Boonen to make history

All the attention on Quick-Step Floors in the past few weeks has been on Tom Boonen and his final ride at Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. If Boonen were to win on Sunday, it would be a fairy-tale ending to his career that would put him into the record books as the most successful Paris-Roubaix rider with five titles overall. The Hell of the North doesn't do sentimentality, however, and...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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