Tom Boonen aims for a record fifth Paris-Roubaix victory

Tom Boonen hopes to go one better than Roger De Vlaeminck and become the first rider to win five editions of Paris-Roubaix

Tom Boonen wins the 2012 Paris-Roubaix

Belgium's Tom Boonen races for his place in the record books today, to become the first rider to win the Paris-Roubaix for a fifth time.

"I already have four, it's not like a fifth win changes that much for me," Boonen said. "But it's one of the last really big goals of my career."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.