Tom Boonen back in shape for Tour of Flanders

Tom Boonen

Despite a crash and banged knee, Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) is improving towards the Tour of Flanders on Sunday. He worked for Mark Cavendish yesterday in Three Days of De Panne and accumulated needed race kilometres.

"He still has a little pain in his knee, but raced today and went really very deep," General Manager Patrick Lefevere told a group of journalists including Cycling Weekly. "If he can add an extra 260 kilometres from De Panne, then we can start to think how to go about beating The Beast, Sagan on Sunday."

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