Tom Boonen on the road to recovery from fractured skull

Boonen was speaking ahead of his charity ride and said his recovery from injury is going well

Tom Boonen on stage 1 of the 2015 Abu Dhabi Tour. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

Tom Boonen made his first public appearance since crashing out of the Abu Dhabi Tour in October. The Belgian was promoting his Boonen and Friends Charity Cyclocross event and he went into detail about his recovery.

"Things are going well after my crash," the 35-year-old said.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.