LARS BOOM
Date of birth: 30/12/1985
From: Vlijmen, Netherlands
Team: Rabobank
Previous teams: Rabobank Continental (2005-2008)

Lars Boom career profile
Lars Boom is one of the most versatile and prodigiously talented prospects that the sport of cycling has seen for several years.

Joining the Rabobank Continental team in 2005, Boom forged the early part of his career combining the road with cyclo-cross, although his road racing was used mainly for training for the cyclo-cross season.

Despite racking up some fine cyclo-cross results – he became U23 world champion in 2007 – he also began to land some impressive results on the road, becoming the U23 world time trial champion in the same year.

Staying with the Rabobank Continental squad for the 2008 season, Boom took another host of results on the road, including the remarkable feat of winning the national senior time trial and road race championships. To cap what was an astonishing year, the Dutchman also added the world cyclo-cross title to his already bulging palmarès.

Converting to the road full-time in 2009 – and joining Rabobank’s ProTour team – Boom impressed with an overall win at the Tour of Belgium and riding away to win alone on stage 15 at the Vuelta. The future’s very bright for this young Dutchman.

Lars Boom results
2011
Tour of Qatar; prologue
Criterium du Dauphine; prologue
Tour of Britain; stage three
Tour of Britain; stage six
Tour of Britain; overall
National cyclo-cross championships

2010
Paris-Nice; prologue
National cyclo-cross championships

2009

Vuelta a Espana; stage 15
Tour of Belgium; overall

2008
Tour of Brittany; stage six
Tour of Brittany; stage three
Vuelta a Leon; stage four
Circuito Montanes; stage one
Circuito Montanes; stage five (b)
Circuito Montanes; stage seven
Volta a Lleidal; overall
Volta a Lleidal; stage five (b)
Volta a Lleidal; stage five (a) TTT
Olympia’s Tour; overall
Olympia’s Tour; stage eight
Olympia’s Tour; stage seven
World cyclo-cross championships
National cyclo-cross championships
National time trial championships
National road race championships
Cyclo-cross World Cup, Liévin
Cyclo-cross World Cup, Hoogerheide
Grand Prix Adri van der Poel

2007
Olympia’s Tour; prologue
Olympia’s Tour; stage four
Olympia’s Tour; stage six
Tour of Brittany; overall
Tour of Brittany; stage five
Tour of Brittany; prologue
Tour de Normandie; prologue
Omloop der Kempen
Cyclo-cross World Cup, Veldrit Pijnacker
GVA Trophy, Loenhout
U23 World time trial championships
U23 World cyclo-cross championships  
National cyclo-cross championships

2006
Thuringen-Rundfahrt; stage three (a)
Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux; overall
Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux; stage two (a)
Volta ao Distrito de Santarem; overall
Volta ao Distrito de Santarem; stage three
Grand Prix Sven Nys

2005
Tour de la Somme; stage two
Triptyque des Barrages; overall
Triptyque des Barrages; stage two

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Cycling Weekly’s Rider Profiles: Index
Lars Boom’s fanpage: http://www.larsboom.nl/