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Tom Boonen to skip Tour de France

Tom Boonen, the season's top one-day racer, has decided to skip the Tour de France to focus on Olympic gold in London. The winner of Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders says the Olympic road race is tougher than it looks. He thinks he'll have a good chance along with sprinters like British rival Mark Cavendish. The Tour de France finishes only six days before the July...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Boonen skips Tour de France to focus on Olympics

Tom Boonen, the season's top one-day racer, has decided to skip the Tour de France to focus on Olympic gold in London. The winner of Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders says the Olympic road race is tougher than it looks. He thinks he'll have a good chance along with sprinters like British rival Mark Cavendish. The Tour de France finishes only six days before the July...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Tommeke Terrific Again, Claims Third Career Ronde – 96th Ronde van Vlaanderen

Record Three Wins, Top UCI World Tour Rider Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team put themselves in good position for every key move of the day in the 255.2km Ronde van Vlaanderen on Sunday, and the result was Belgian rider Tom Boonen winning the race in a three man sprint, jumping with about 250 meters to go. Alessandro Ballan (BMC Pro Team) and Filippo Pozzato (Farnese Vini) were...
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April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Tornado Tom Touches Down In Gent-Wevelgem

Boonen wins third Gent-Wevelgem of his career, while team gets 26th victory of the 2012 season Tom Boonen made a legendary addition to his palmarès on Sunday. After a leg wrecking team effort by Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team to get themselves to the front of the race, then placing Boonen in perfect position for a sprint victory, he took off up the middle of the road in...
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March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Tom Boonen wins Gent-Wevelgem classic

Tom Boonen won the Gent Wevelgem classic for the second year in a row, beating Peter Sagan and Matti Breschel in a mass sprint finish on Sunday. At the end of the 146-mile race through the flat fields of northern Flanders, the Belgian bided his time before unleashing a powerful sprint that no one could match. Behind Sagan of Slovakia and Breschel of Denmark, Oscar Freire of Spain...
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March 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Boonen Wins Record 5th E3 Prijs Vlaanderen; 25th Team Victory In 2012

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team continued its race dictating ways at Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke, and thanks to the aggressive race tactics, Tom Boonen — in top form — sprinted to victory on Friday. It's a record fifth victory for Boonen at , as rider Rik Van Looy won four times in the 1960s. Boonen beat Oscar Freire (Katusha Team) by inches after being the first...
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March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Tommeke Wins Record Fourth Tour of Qatar, Demare The Finale – 2012 Tour of Qatar, Stage 6

Tom Boonen won his fourth career Tour of Qatar on Friday, playing it safe on a scrappy bunch sprint where world champion Mark Cavendish (Team Sky) crashed after touching wheels with another rider just meters before the finish. All Boonen had to do was cross the line with the group to take home the gold leader's jersey for Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team. Arnaud Demare...
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February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Boonen wins opening stage of Tour of Qatar

Tom Boonen of Belgium won the opening stage of the Tour of Qatar on Sunday, finishing four seconds ahead of Adam Blythe of Britain. The former world road racing champion, racing for Omega Pharma Quick-Step, completed the 88.5-mile first stage in 3 hours, 11 minutes, 22 seconds. BMC Racing Team's Blythe was followed by Peter Sagan of Liquigas-Cannondale, six seconds back in...
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February 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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