Quick Step left empty handed after Paris-Roubaix

Dusty conditions for Tom Boonen (Quick Step)

Dusty conditions for Tom Boonen (Quick Step) (Image credit: Sirotti)

Quick Step was left licking its wounds after a disastrous Paris-Roubaix in which both Tom Boonen and Sylvain Chavanel fell short due to punctures, mechanical and crashes. Boonen, a three-time Roubaix champion, was forced to abandon while Chavanel finished a disappointing 38th, 4:46 down on winner Johan Van Summeren (Garmin Cervelo).

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.