Lotto-Soudal recruit Tom Boonen as advisor for 2018 season

Boonen also becomes shareholder of Quick-Step rival

Tom Boonen will join Lotto Soudal as a 'technological advisor'

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The rivalry between Quick-Step Floors and Lotto-Soudal may have dominated Belgian cycling for years, but that hasn't stopped Tom Boonen, who spent 15 years racing for the former, moving across to the latter for the 2018 season.

Boonen won't be riding of course, having retired as a rider after Paris-Roubaix last year, but has instead moved across to Lotto-Soudal as a shareholder and advisor to the team and its riders.

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