Boonen races for 'Monsieur Paris-Roubaix' title

Tom Boonen, Paris-Roubaix 2012 press conference

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) will race into the history books if he wins Paris-Roubaix tomorrow in France. By doing so, he'd only become the second cyclist in history to win the race four times, equalling the record set by Roger De Vlaeminck 35 years ago in 1977.

"Of course, a fourth Roubaix victory would be special. It'd be stupid to say it's not like that," the Belgian said in a press conference. "I've won three times, which shows I can do it a fourth time."

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