Skip to main content

Boonen to skip Vuelta

Tom Boonen (Quickstep)

Tom Boonen (Quickstep) (Image credit: Jon Devich)

World champion Tom Boonen (Quick.Step) will not take part in the Vuelta a España, his team confirmed. Instead, he will ride in the Eneco Tour between August 16-23 and the Tour of Britain between August 29 and September 3. Team director Wilfried Peeters explained that Boonen's decision to ride the Vuelta last year was because he had pulled out of the Tour de France prematurely due to a crash. "This time it's different," said Peeters. "Tom has already had a hard season and normally he should ride through to Paris this time. After England [Tour of Britain] we are considering races like the GP Van Steenbergen (September 6), Paris-Brussels (September 9) to work towards the world championships in Salzburg."

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

after your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1