No Scheldeprijs for Boonen

Boonen in Roubaix

Boonen in Roubaix (Image credit: Luc Claessen)

Intestinal problems have forced Tom Boonen out of Wednesday's Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen in Belgium where the Quick.Step man was hoping to repeat last year's success in front of a hometown crowd. "I had to stop my training because of these problems," said Boonen in a team statement on Tuesday. "Together with the team medical staff we decided to not take risks."

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