Former champ Boonen pulls out of Tour de France

Former world champion Tom Boonen has pulled out of the Tour de France during Friday`s seventh stage after failing to recover from the injuries he sustained.

Cyclist Boonen has another Flanders in his sights

Two-time winner Tom Boonen has broken with one of his annual traditions as he bids Sunday to join an elite club of three-time Tour of Flanders champions Sunday.

Belgium’s Gilbert retains Paris-Tours crown

Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert kept compatriot Tom Boonen at bay to win the 230-kms Paris-Tours classic for the second successive year on Sunday.