Boonen won't use "heavy Vuelta" in lead up to world championships

Tom Boonen made it clear from early in the year, after dominating the spring classics that he dreamt of another rainbow jersey and also the prospect of adding an Olympic gold medal to his already extensive palmares. To do this he would skip the Giro d’Italia as he needed to rest at the end of a demanding spring campaign and he suggested the Tour de France would not be suitable for a rider like himself.

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