Sunday, 8 April 2012

Boonen Crowned King Of The Classics

There is little to say here other than WOW. In an earlier post I referred to the dominant force of Tom Boonen and his Omega Pharma team (here) and today showed just what form Boonen was in. A man known for his sprinting rather than being in the break-away and TT'ing to victory destroyed a very strong field, alone, 52km away from the finish line - one the strongest performances in the history of Paris-Roubaix. This same man also won last weeks Tour of Flanders, the second time in a season that Boonen has 'done the double', before this he took victory in both E3 and Gent-Wevelgem and now equals Roger De Vlaeminck's all-time win record of four victories in the Hell of the North. Boonen has surpassed the form of his remarkable 2005 season and shown that right now nobody in the peloton can touch him. He is simply a man on fire. For a more in depth look at today's race, Inner Ring has done a much better write-up than I could manage, you can read it HERE 


  1. Must have been a brilliant race to watch. Was it shown here? I never watch TV at all, although we have one. Last year though I watched Channel Four's coverage of the Tour on my computer and really enjoyed it. I would have enjoyed very much seeing this race. Roff

  2. It was a fantastic race to watch - the early spring classics on the cobbles are often very hard to beat, but with Boonen in his current form it was a pleasure to watch more so. If you want to watch more cycling then Eurosport is what you need, self confessed 'Home of Cycling' it has extensive coverage of the whole season with British commentry - from the grand tours right down to the smaller one day races but in recent years Channel 4 has done a good job of covering the Tour de France. If you want to catch Paris-Roubaix then its downloadable along with pretty much any other race at

  3. Thanks. I'll check it out.