Tom Boonen Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. 'New' Flanders route is actually kind of awesomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2016 | Velonews

    ... first edition of the race on the new course. Spartacus afraid? Two years prior, he used the Muur to drop rival Tom Boonen, riding into the old finish town of Meerbeke alone. But the new course was harder. Much harder. The long Oude Kwaremont and ...

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  2. Flanders: Van Avermaet on the vergeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Velonews

    ... After many years of being the nearly man, a Tour de France stage win changed things. Now with longtime star Tom Boonen (Etixx - Quick-Step) struggling to reach form after a skull fracture in October, attention turns to the 30-year-old, soft-spoken ...

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  3. Vanmarcke on track for first monument winRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2016 | Velonews

    ... has only four professional victories in his eight-year career. His biggest win came in 2012, when he out-sprinted Tom Boonen and Juan Antonia Flecha at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Vanmarcke has three second-place finishes at major classics, two at ...

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  4. Boonen 'not the same'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2016 | Velonews

    Belgian Tom Boonen is not the same after his crash in Abu Dhabi last year and it will be touch and go if he is ready to contend in the upcoming monuments, says team Etixx-Quick-Step. The classics great, who counts three Tour of Flanders and four Paris-Roubaix titles on his palmares, crashed last October in the Abu Dhabi Tour and fractured his skull.

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  5. Lefevere: Other teams weren't riding to win E3Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | Velonews

    ... the race exploded at 70 kilometers out on the Taaienberg climb, Etixx appeared strong and ready to win. Its star, Tom Boonen, made the race in Harelbeke his own in recent years by winning a record five times. The Belgian made the front group along ...

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  6. Gallery: E3's world champ duelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | Velonews

    ... the punchy climbs of E3 and was not a factor at this year's race. Photo: Tim De Waele In the closing kilometers, Tom Boonen went to the front, trying to close a 30-second gap to set up Matteo Trentin. Photo: Tim De Waele Matteo Trentin was Etixx's ...

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  7. Preview: Gent-Wevelgem, a sprinter's classic?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | Velonews

    ... given the way he impressed mostly as a domestique last classics season. Etixx - Quick-Step has options: Tom Boonen has won Gent-Wevelgem three times, but youngster Fernando Gaviria may be a better bet now in bunch sprint. Zdenek Stybar and Niki ...

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  8. Flanders favorite Van Avermaet out of E3 with illnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2016 | Velonews

    ... earned a smart stage victory in Tirreno-Adriatico that helped him to the overall title. With Etixx - Quick-Step's Tom Boonen still recovering from a head injury suffered in a crash last year, Belgians now look to Van Avermaet to carry the torch. ...

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  9. Stybar not worried about politics or egosRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 | Velonews

    Zdenek Stybar has nothing left to prove except a major victory, and he will enter this year's spring classics as a protected leader on the powerful Etixx - Quick-Step team. Now in his sixth year with the Belgian classics superteam, Stybar insists he isn't worried about team politics or egos getting in the way on a squad packed with talent, including Tom Boonen, Niki Terpstra, Matteo Trentin, Stijn Vandenbergh, and even Tony Martin.

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  10. What Constitutes a "New Boonen"?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Podium Cafe

    The retirement of a great champion like Tom Boonen is a seminal event for Belgian cycling fans as well as fans of the Classics everywhere, for reasons connected to the man himself and how much his fans have enjoyed watching him race, as well as to what it means to watch a race like the Tour of Flanders without him. After next month, or perhaps as late as a year from next month, it's a reality we will all have to face, whether we like it or not.

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  11. The New Boonen? Following in Tom's FootstepsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Podium Cafe

    Fourteen years ago, Belgium was able to close the books on every "New Museeuw" discussion in the space of one hour. The 2002 Paris-Roubaix saw the emergence of Tom Boonen as the Lion's anointed successor.

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  12. What Constitutes a "New Boonen"?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Podium Cafe

    The retirement of a great champion like Tom Boonen is a seminal event for Belgian cycling fans as well as fans of the Classics everywhere, for reasons connected to the man himself and how much his fans have enjoyed watching him race, as well as to what it means to watch a race like the Tour of Flanders without him. After next month, or perhaps as late as a year from next month, it's a reality we will all have to face, whether we like it or not.

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  13. The next wave of classics acesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2016 | Velonews

    ... He will only improve as he gains experience." Trek - Segafredo sport director Dirk Demol, a former mentor to Tom Boonen, is tapping Jasper Stuyven, 23, and Edward Theuns , 24, as Belgians to watch. Theuns was second last year at GP Scheldeprijs, ...

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  14. The Weird Phases of Tom BoonenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | Podium Cafe

    Tom Boonen is one of the quietest most likeable and sane bike riders of his generation. He has always come off as one of the most normal, polite and well-adjusted young men in the sport.

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  15. How Terrific Was Tom? Part II: Growing Up, Changing CourseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Podium Cafe

    We left off our look back at the brilliant, game-changing, and still going career of Tom Boonen on the day he placed the world's biggest target on his back, that of the arc-en-ciel, the World Champion's rainbow jersey. Much is made of a "rainbow curse," and though much is also made of the Loch Ness Monster, there is a little something to wearing an insignia of your special status everywhere you go, in a sport where there are a million ways to lose -- including several beyond your control -- and only one way to win.

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  16. How Terrific Was Tom? The Ascension YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | Podium Cafe

    As I said earlier, this project is about taking stock of cycling at a time when we are forced to reckon with the changeover from Tom Boonen, cobbles hero, to... whatever happens next. To start in earnest, we need to assess what Boonen has accomplished in his career.

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  17. Searching For the New BoonenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2016 | Podium Cafe

    ... one more. His place in the pantheon of Cobbles Gods is secure, to say the least. So what of his greatest rival, Tom Boonen? He too has three Tours of Flanders to his name, plus one better in Paris-Roubaix, and seems likely to end his own incredible ...

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  18. Sagan doesn't like how Van Avermaet races smartRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Velonews

    With his stage 6 win, Greg Van Avermaet queued up his improbably Tirreno-Adriatico victory, but Peter Sagan wasn't very impressed by the Belgian's tactics. Photo: Tim De Waele The Tom Boonen/Fabian Cancellara rivalry will soon be history, but don't worry: Peter Sagan and Greg Van Avermaet are primed to feed cycling's hunger for controversy and polemics.

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  19. Analysis: Who has the money to sign Sagan? List is smallRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2016 | Velonews

    ... of cycling's few billionaires, but the Czech businessman isn't foolish with his checkbook. The key name here is Tom Boonen. If Boonen stays, Sagan might not fit. But if Boonen retires , or perhaps only rides through next year's spring classics ...

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  20. Etixx DS: Gaviria is best neo-pro I've ever seenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | Velonews

    ... Edvald Boasson Hagen, who could only manage 15th place. The current Etixx team includes Stybar, Niki Terpstra, Tom Boonen, and the sprinter Lefevere signed to replace Cavendish, Marcel Kittel. Gaviria does not see himself butting heads with the more ...

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