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Shoddy investigates: Retirement plans of the pros

The announcement that Vital Concept-B&B Hotel rider Tom-Jelte Slagter was planning on calling it a day on his racing career and venturing...

These are the moments that defined cycling in the 2010s

In a couple of weeks it’s not just a year that’ll come to an end, but an entire decade. And whilst we’ve catalogued the products and cont...

Tim Wellens' future; an EPO sanction; a spotlight on Athens: Daily News Digest

Welcome to your Daily News Digest. Here's what's happening today: Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on yesterday's new-look DND...

For the first time, Boonen addresses 2010 Cancellara motor speculation

Does Tom Boonen believe Fabian Cancellara used a motor to beat him in the 2010 Tour of Flanders? Let's put it this way — for the first ti...

Photo gallery: Tom Boonen bids farewell to pro cycling at tribute event

If things had gone to plan Tom Boonen would have ended his pro career with victory in Paris-Roubaix but, weeks later, he was able to make...

Van Avermaet takes Paris-Roubaix from five-rider group in velodrome

After a fast and tactical Paris-Roubaix that saw a reversal of fortunes for many pre-race favorites, Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet o...

'One of the classiest of the big champions': Rivals, teammates celebrate Boonen’s career

Win or lose on Sunday, Tom Boonen’s retirement will leave the peloton without one of its most well-known champions. He’s been a ferocious...

After taking himself out of two classics in a row, Sagan’s spring campaign hinges on Paris-Roubaix

One moment, Peter Sagan was in good position, looking strong, and headed for the podium — or more. The next, through his own actions, he’...

With an eye on the all-time record, Boonen calm heading into final Roubaix

WIELSBEKE, Belgium (CT): Sitting at the head of the room, facing a sea of journalists, microphones and cameras at QuickStep’s pre-Roubaix...

Special rim-brake S-Works Roubaix framesets shine light on UCI’s opaque commercialization rules

Specialized outfitted Tom Boonen with a custom S-Works Roubaix for his final appearances at the Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris-Roubaix, a...

The story behind the story: Inside Tom Boonen’s first Paris-Roubaix victory

It was pandemonium. Tom Boonen, the handsome 24-year-old Belgian, had just won his first Paris-Roubaix, out-sprinting George Hincapie and...

Cobbled Classics: Tom Boonen's Specialized Roubaix

Tom Boonen raced his last Tour of Flanders last weekend, and team sponsor Specialized made sure he was properly fitted for the occasion -...

A dream day for Belgium: Gilbert solos to victory at dramatic Tour of Flanders

Belgian national champion Philippe Gilbert lived out a dream scenario for any Belgian cyclist Sunday at the Ronde van Vlaanderen — crossi...

Tom Boonen interview: Ambition still burning as an iconic career nears its end

Whatever happens this weekend and next, Tom Boonen will remain one of the top names in the sport. He knows it. We know it. A four-time wi...

Gilbert on his resurgence with QuickStep: ‘I feel good in my skin’

Currently enjoying his best spring campaign for many years, as shown by a stage win and overall victory in this week’s Three Days of De P...

Brake check: Will anyone ride disc brakes at Flanders or Roubaix?

After all the start-stop-start about disc brakes in the pro peloton, will anyone be riding them at the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix?...

Is Specialized pressuring riders to use disc brakes? Yes and no

The war of words surrounding the use of disc brakes in the pro peloton continued over the weekend, with Lotto-Soudal rider Adam Hansen cl...

'See Tom Go': As Classics season begins, Belgium prepares for Boonen’s farewell bonanza

Spring in Belgium is a particularly special time for cycling fans, but the next hundred days are reserved for the retiring Tom Boonen. Bo...

Opinion: Boonen’s win in Argentina was historic, but disc-brake proponents shouldn’t get too excited just yet

Earlier this week, Belgian Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors) made a bit of cycling history on Stage 2 of the Tour de San Juan as the first r...

Elite racer turned orthopedic surgeon to conduct extensive concussion and injury study among pro, amateur cyclists

When Tom Boonen crashed heavily on Stage 5 of the 2011 Tour de France, he abandoned two days later, complaining of headache, dizziness, v...

Analysis: After a superlative 2016 season, evaluating Peter Sagan's place among cycling's greats

With a second consecutive world title, and the top spot on the UCI rankings, Peter Sagan reminded the cycling world one last time in 2016...