Tom Boonen

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Lauren Stephens leads the Tour Femenino de San Luis after stage 4 ITT win; UCI confirms rider action over unpaid salaries at Colombia-Coldeportes; Froome extends his contract with Sky; Marianne Vos – “We all want to win but we are teammates first and foremost”; Tom […]

19

Citing lack of fitness, Boonen to skip planned participation at Tour de San Luis

Citing a lack of fitness, Belgian star Tom Boonen (Etixx-Quick-Step) has canceled his plans to start the 2016 season at the Tour de San Luis, in Argentina, next week. The four-time Paris-Roubaix champion crashed heavily in October, at the Abu Dhabi Tour, suffering a skull fracture that left him with permanent hearing damage and forced him off […]

Daily News Digest

In today’s Daily News Digest: Dennis confident prior to Tour Down Under title defence: says form is perhaps better than 2015; “I am more motivated than I have ever been” – Froome extends with Team Sky until end of 2018 season; Finding Lucas Euser; Matt Goss confirmed as heading One Pro Cycling lineup in Le […]

6

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Disc brakes to be allowed in WorldTour races from January, can be used in amateur ranks in 2017; With his skull fracture healing well, Tom Boonen is back in training; Kamaev steps down from UCI Anti-Doping Commission after Russian athletics scandal; Cycling Australia reworks Nationals […]

70

With skull fracture healing well, Boonen back in training

Slightly over six weeks after suffering a skull fracture in a crash during the Abu Dhabi Tour, Tom Boonen has been received encouraging news. Although some doctors initially suggested that he could be out of action for as long as six months, he has made a much quicker recovery than that and has been able […]

1

Fatherhood and cycling: how the pros balance racing and family life

With the professional road season all but over, it’s that time of year where the pros get to head home and spend some quality time with their loved ones. It’s a time when the professional cyclist gets the rare chance to live as close to a normal family life as a pro can. From the […]

37

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gavazzi pads Tour of China II lead with stage 4 victory; Recovering Boonen given green light to return to Belgium, must rest for several weeks; Saxo Bank ends long-term sponsorship of Tinkoff-Saxo team, denies rumours of Riis involvement; USA Cycling steps toward zero tolerance policy; […]

13

Recovering Boonen given green light to return to Belgium, must rest for several weeks

Days after saying that he may have to stay in Abu Dhabi for up to two weeks as a result of the fractured skull he sustained last week, Tom Boonen has received good news on what is his 35th birthday. His Etixx – Quick-Step team has announced that his recovery is ahead of schedule, at […]

Etixx – Quick-Step says Boonen’s season preparation could begin in six weeks’ time

Updating the situation after Tom Boonen said that doctors said it could be six months before he is able to start training again, his Etixx – Quick-Step team stated Monday that it believes the timescale could be far quicker than that. The squad issued a statement saying that Boonen had been given a green light […]

Boonen’s Classic goals under threat: ‘Doctors say I could be out of action for six months, but I think it will be a month’

The head injuries sustained by Tom Boonen on the second stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour could potentially derail his plans to chase Classic wins next spring, with doctors saying that he might be off the bike for an extended period of time. Boonen missed this year’s Classics after a fall in Paris-Nice, and was […]

1