Tom Boonen out of Paris-Nice and Spring Classics with shoulder joint dislocation

Tom Boonen ruled out of Classics after shoulder injury sees him withdraw from Paris-Nice

Tom Boonen attacks in the 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

(Image credit: Watson)

Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) crashed near the end of Paris-Nice stage one today, abandoned the race and will not be able to take part in the forthcoming Spring Classics due to his injury.

Initially it was suspected that Boonen had fractured his collarbone, but a medical examination revealed an acromioclavicular (AC) joint dislocation which requires a period of recovery from three to six weeks.

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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.