Boonen aiming for Flanders win number four

Belgium's hopes of a home win at the Tour of Flanders are pinned on Omega Pharma's Tom Boonen

Press conference

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Tom Boonen faces his biggest appointment of the year this weekend after a tough two weeks at home. On Sunday, he will attempt to win a record fourth Flanders title, but this one would take more significance emotionally after his partner's recent miscarriage.

"Everyone knows the story from two weeks ago," Boonen said in a press conference today. "Sunday in Ghent-Wevelgem, I was feeling better and had the right mental feeling. I was hungry, I wanted to race and to win, that was a good sign. I had a good feeling on Wednesday in training, too."

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