Tom Boonen misses Paris-Roubaix with injury

Tom Boonen crashes out, Tour of Flanders 2013

Omega Pharma-QuickStep pushes ahead towards Paris-Roubaix on Sunday without defending champion, Tom Boonen. Due to a crash in the Tour of Flanders, he is taking a break and the team will race for Sylvain Chavanel.

"Life is going on with or without Tom," team boss, Patrick Lefevere told Cycling Weekly. "We have a good team, 18 victories already thanks to several different riders. Everyone is racing for Mark Cavendish today in Scheldeprijs. Sunday will be different without Tom, but we have Sylvain Chavanel, who is in good shape."

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