Johan Museeuw backs Tom Boonen to rediscover Classics form

While Tom Boonen was outpaced by Ian Stannard this weekend, Johan Museeuw insists a win at Het Nieuwsblad is not Boonen's main goal

Tom Boonen attacks in the 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

(Image credit: Watson)

Tom Boonen still has the talent to win a major Classic, according to Belgian legend Johan Museeuw, but the conditions must be perfect for him to do so.

Museeuw, who won both Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders three times each, told Het Nieuwsblad that Boonen faces a tougher challenge in his advancing years than he did in his prime.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.