In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: André Greipel powers to spring win at Paris-Nice; Geraint Thomas solos to win on second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico; Australia dominates Oceania Championship time trials; Former colleague defends Wiggins doctor Freeman: ‘I feel like he’s been strung up’; Amgen Tour of California men’s, women’s teams announced; Nicolas Roche says he would not back Brailsford either; Kluge, Ewan both out of Tirreno-Adriatico; Unable to find a new team, Alessandro Vanotti retires; Boonen: I will truly miss the team time trial; Alabama Cycling Classic to feature live streams; NASCAR racing champions choose cycling for fitness; 2017 Paris-Nice: Stage 5 highlights; 2017 Tirreno-Adriatico: Stage 2 highlights; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour: Focus on Kasia Niewiadoma.
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Now well into his retirement season, Tom Boonen (Quick Step Floors) says he will especially miss the team time trial discipline, after racing in his final one at Tirreno-Adriatico on Wednesday.
“Too bad we did not win, but after a week in bed, I am happy with my legs,” said Boonen. The team finished second to BMC by 17 seconds over the 22km course.
“Now is the time to grind down mileage to the best competitions in the world: the Classics.”
Boonen won a TTT world championship in 2012 with his Quick Step team, and also has a silver and a bronze medal in the event.