Tom Boonen signs new Etixx-Quick Step contract; will retire after 2017 Paris-Roubaix

Tom Boonen signs a short-term contract with Etixx-Quick Step to retire after Paris-Roubaix next April

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Tom Boonen has announced that he will retire from cycling after the 2017 Paris-Roubaix and has signed a new short-term contract with Etixx-Quick Step.

The Belgian, who has won Paris-Roubaix four times in his glittering career, continues his long association with Quick-Step, having ridden for the same team since 2003.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.