Tom Boonen

BornOctober 15, 1980 in Mol, Belgium
DisciplineRoad Cycling
Pro Career2002 – 2017
TeamsUS Postal Service (2002), Quick-Step (2003-2017)
Major Wins4 Paris-Roubaix (2005, 2008, 2009, 2012), 3 Tour of Flanders (2005, 2006, 2012), 5 E3 Harelbeke (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012), 2 World Championships (2005, 2007), 2 Gent-Wevelgem (2004, 2011), 2 Scheldeprijs (2004, 2006)

Tom Boonen is a former Belgian road cyclist who was born in Mol on October 15, 1980. He had a great professional cycling career, racing for the US Postal Service and Quick-Step.

Boonen was a classics specialist, with his most notable victories coming in one-day races such as Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. He won each of these events three times, making him one of the sport’s most successful riders. He also won the E3 Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem, and Scheldeprijs, among other notable races.

Boonen was a strong sprinter who could read races and position himself well in the bunch. He was also a good team player, contributing to many Quick-Step victories throughout the years.

Boonen had a contentious personal life away from the bike, with multiple incidents involving drugs and alcohol. He was sentenced to two years in prison in 2009 after testing positive for cocaine, and he was also involved in multiple car accidents while under the influence of alcohol. Despite these obstacles, he had a great cycling career until retiring in 2017.

Best Achievements of Tom Boonen:

2004E3 Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem, Scheldeprijs
2005Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, World Championships
2006E3 Harelbeke, Scheldeprijs, Tour of Flanders
2007World Championships
2012Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, E3 Harelbeke

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