Tom Boonen set to ride both Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne

Tom Boonen Tour of Qatar 2009

Tom Boonen has confirmed that he will be at Belgian?s opening races next weekend just days after getting back from the Tour of Calilfornia.

The former world champion had said after the Tour of Qatar that he would miss both Het Nieuwsblad (formerly Het Volk) and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne because of the amount of travelling involved, but today he confirmed to Cycling Weekly that he would be on the start line in Ghent.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.