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Tom Boonen prepares for final Classics showdown with Fabian Cancellara

Tom Boonen prepares for final Classics showdown with Fabian Cancellara

Tom Boonen has set his sights on a final battle with Fabian Cancellara in this year’s Spring Classics, but has no plans to retire himself any time soon 9 February 2014 13th Tour of Qatar Stage 01 : Al Wakra – Dukhan Beach CANCELLARA Fabian (SUI) Trek BOONEN Tom (BEL) Omega Pharma – Quickstep Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA By Sam Tobin

Tom Boonen still refuses to put a date on his retirement and insists he’s just looking forward to the prospect of a final Classics showdown with friendly rival Fabian Cancellara in the Swiss rider’s last season.

After yet another crash-induced injury – the latest, suffered on stage two of the Abu Dhabi Tour, a dislocated shoulder and fractured temporal bone, resulting in hearing damage – Boonen is aiming for the victory at either Paris-Roubaix or the Tour of Flanders that would make him the all-time most successful rider at either event.

Boonen is currently tied on four with Roger de Vlaeminck for most Paris-Roubaix victories, while he and Cancellara are tied with Johan Museeuw, Eric Leman, Fiorenzo Magni and Achiel Buysse with three wins at the Tour of Flanders.

But with Cancellara confirming 2016 will be his last year in […]

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