Tag archive for ‘Tom Boonen’

  • Tour of Belgium: As Seen Through Cyclocrossers’ Eyes

    Klaas Vantornout with Tom Meeusen in the Tour of Belgium. © Jonas Bruffaerts

    A Telenet-Fidea jersey tucked in behind Tom Boonen’s Quickstep jersey in a sprint. Or a BKCP-Powerplus jersey wedged between Philippe Gilbert and André Greipel’s Omega Pharma-Lotto jerseys while shooting through a tight turn at over 30mph. These rarities can only be found in one professional cycling event – the Tour of Belgium, a five day stage race that weaves its way through Belgium’s countryside. [More...]

    Since 2006, cyclocross racers have been taking the start of this event. Back then, it was only a handful of cross riders such as Sven Nys, Richard Groenendaal, Lars Boom and Sven Vanthourenhout. The cross racer count has since grown to about twenty coming from four teams – BKCP-Powerplus, Sunweb-Revor, Landbouwkrediet, and Telenet-Fidea.

  • Cyclocross GC at Tour of California

    Peter Sagan rules the CX GC so far. Via Flickr by smthcriminal29.

    by Josh Liberles Nowhere was the prevalence of cyclocrossers at the top end of pro road cycling more apparent than during stage 4 of the Tour of California. The day’s decisive four-man breakaway contained three ‘crossers – Jeremy Powers (Jelly…

  • Wynants Wins “Roadie” Cyclocross

    By Bart Hazen Mol, Belgium – Maarten Wynants (Quick Step) has won the “Roadie” Cyclocross in Mol, a charity race for the “Move to Improve” organization for disabled children. The cyclocross race, organized by Quick Step sports director Wilfried Peeters and Belgian…



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