Boonen gets disc brakes for his 2017 Specialized Venge

Although disc brakes were allowed in 2016, Tom Boonen opted against using them this season. In Paris-Roubaix, he rode a rim-brake Specialized Roubaix SL4 to a heart breaking second behind Mat Hayman (Orica-GreenEdge). Following that race, the UCI stopped the disc brake 'experiment' after Fran Ventoso (Movistar) suffered a deep gash to his leg that he blamed on a disc brake rotor...
Via Cycling News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Demol: Write Boonen off at your peril

Dirk Demol has warned teams not to write off Tom Boonen ahead of his final Classics campaign. The Trek Segafredo director worked with Boonen during a stint at QuickStep and has witnessed the veteran rider prove his doubters wrong on many occasions. “People have said before, a few times, that his best is behind him. I remember they said he was finished once and then he came back...
Via Cycling News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Boonen and Nibali set for Vuelta a San Juan

Vincenzo Nibali will make his Bahrain-Merida racing debut at the Vuelta a San Juan, January 23-29, alongside Tom Boonen, Bauke Mollema and Fernando Gaviria. In total, four WorldTour teams – Trek-Segafredo, Bahrain-Merida, Quick-Step and TJ Sport – are set to compete in the Argentine race, although the future of TJ Sport has not yet been secured with the Chinese team still waiting...
Via Cycling News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Boonen contemplating retirement in next few years

Tom Boonen is looking at retiring sometime in the near future, he has told the Belgian press. Not this year or next year, and “probably” not the next year, but it won’t be much longer. In an interview with Belgian De Zondag newspaper, he denied Etixx-QuickStep team manager Patrick Lefevere’s earlier statement that he would have retired this year if he had won one of the...
Via Cycling News
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Boonen to undergo shoulder op after Paris-Nice crash

PARIS (AP) Former world road champion Tom Boonen will undergo surgery on Wednesday after damaging his left shoulder and elbow in a crash during the Paris-Nice race. The one-day classics specialist, who will miss the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix because of his injury, underwent medical tests that confirmed he suffered an acromioclavicular joint dislocation, and broke his radius...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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