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Boonen a little too fast

By:
Kirsten Robbins in Dahlonega, Georgia
Published:
April 26, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:28 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, April 26, 2008

Tornado Tom Boonen has proved to be too fast on the road, and will now have to get around on just...

Tornado Tom Boonen has proved to be too fast on the road, and will now have to get around on just his bike for a while. The Quick Step rider was clocked driving at 120 km/h in a 70 km/h zone in Mol, Belgium on Thursday night and as a result has lost his driving licence for 14 days. The police confirmed that they caught the former world champion in a radar trap.

"I drove too fast and I will pay for that," Boonen told SportWereld. "It was a very successful police action because they stopped many people. The difference is that those people will not be in the newspapers the next day, and I will. But wrong is wrong, I have no problem with that."

According to Belgian law, Boonen will have to forfeit his driver's licence for 14 days, and had to be driven home from the incident. After a police investigation it will be decided whether there will be additional sanctions, such as a further driving ban, a fine, or a driving course.

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