Tom Boonen

First-look review: Specialized Roubaix 2017

The original Specialized Roubaix was arguably one of the first ‘comfort performance’ road bikes on the market, a category that a plethora of manufacturers now build bikes for. For 2017 Specialized hasn’t just updated the Roubaix — rather they’ve revamped it, producing a bike with technical features, and one in particular, that they hope will …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Controversy in US Olympic selection as Armstrong makes women’s team while national champion is left off; Phinney, Guarnier headline 2016 US Olympic team; British Cycling announces Olympic team; How a “crushed” Howes missed the U.S. Olympic team; Books, training and quiet in the middle of nowhere: How Marianne Vos prepares …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Dries de Bondt wins Halle-Ingooigem; LottoNL-Jumbo team demands apology over hidden motor claims against Roglic; Despite Olympic selection, Dimension Data wants Cavendish to complete Tour; Strava report debunks myth that women; Talansky re-signs with Cannondale, skipping Tour; Team Sky Tour de France roster; BMC Tour de France roster; LottoNL-Jumbo for …

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Tom Boonen on respect, life in the public eye, and the greatest riders he’s ever seen

During his 15-year career, Belgian Tom Boonen, more than most riders, has experienced the highest of highs, and the lowest of lows, in professional racing. The list of Boonen’s accomplishments is long and varied; he has seven Monument victories on his palmares (four wins at Paris-Roubaix, three at the Tour of Flanders), as well as …

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Announcing the Weekly CyclingTips Podcast!

It’s been a long time in planning and we’re proud to announce that CyclingTips has finally got a podcast! And we’re not just doing this to be one of the crowd. We believe this will be the most unique cycling podcast in existence and will often be so interesting that it will transcend cycling. There’s …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: McClay wins GP de Denain; Johansson wins Euskal Emakumeen, stage 1; By the numbers: What it takes to win Paris-Roubaix; UCI makes it official: disc brake use is suspended pending further talks; Eddy Merckx: Disc brakes too dangerous for racing; How to beat the dreaded post race …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Megan Guarnier wins Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria; Eight talking points from the 2016 Paris-Roubaix; The curious case of Oscar74: How USADA nabbed a masters doper; Orica-GreenEdge Backstage Pass: Mat Hayman’s Paris-Roubaix win; Boonen on Hayman’s Roubaix success: A guy like him really deserves the win; Gallery: How …

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Boonen on Hayman’s Roubaix success: A guy like him really deserves the win

Paris-Roubaix winner Mat Hayman was gracious in his praise of Tom Boonen on Sunday, saying that he wouldn’t have minded had the rider who finished second to him taken the victory. “I would have liked to have seen him win and get the record. I will be honest. He is the king of the race,” …

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Mat Hayman surprises at Paris-Roubaix to win from daylong breakaway

Surprising the pre-race favorites, Mathew Hayman (Orica-GreenEdge) became the second Australian to win Paris-Roubaix Sunday, taking out the French Monument in a five-up sprint. Hayman, a former track rider, lead out the sprint in the Roubaix velodrome and was able to hold off Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep), Ian Stannard (Sky), Sep Vanmarcke (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Edvald Boasson Hagen …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Sammy Sanchez wins in another close Basque stage; Blaak wins Energiewacht Tour stage 2, takes over lead; Vorobyev makes it two wins at Circuit de la Sarthe; Lechuga takes the opening stage at Redlands Classic; Companioni solos to victory at opening stage of Redlands Classic; Scheldeprijs record-setter Kittel: The …

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