Tour of Flanders run in jeopardy for Boonen after crash in Gent-Wevelgem

The build-up from triple Tour of Flanders winner Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) received a new knock on Sunday afternoon during Gent-Wevelgem. The Belgian champion crashed at high speed in the peloton when there were just under 70 kilometres left to race and hurt his right knee, He eventually abandoned the race, while rival Peter Sagan (Cannondale) went on to win the Belgian spring classic. With both Sagan and Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack) in top form it seems highly unlikely that Boonen will be able to rack up a fourth win in the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Boonen will probably start in the Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde to get more kilometres done ahead of the upcoming big races.

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