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The 36-year-old, who officially retired after Paris-Roubaix, welcomed in his hometown of Mol his teammates, former teammates, as well as many riders of today's peloton, against whom he raced in the past seasons, for the "Tom says Thanks" event.Alessandro Ballan, Marco Bandiera, Wilfried Cretskens, Kevin De Weert, Kevin Hulsmans, Oscar Freire, Johan Museeuw, Nick Nuyens, Gert Steegmans, Tom Steels, Matteo Tosatto, Peter Van Petegem, Johan Vansummeren, Erik Zabel and Stefano Zanini – riders who between them have won numerous World Titles, Monuments and Grand Tour stages – all came to Zilvermeer to say goodbye to Tom and take part in the first race of the day, on a 1800m-long course which they covered 15 times.Name: Tom Boonen Nickname: Tornado Tom Age: 36Lives: Mol, Belgium Rider type: Classics specialist, sprinter Professional teams: 2002 US Postal Service, 2003-Present Etixx-Quick Step Palmarès: World Road Race Champion 2005; Tour of Flanders 2005, 2006, 2012; Paris-Roubaix 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012; Tour de France Green Jersey winner 2007, six stage wins; Vuelta a España two stage wins What?Tornado Tom has raced for over 15 years and has seen just about everything the sport has to offer.I tried to change that.’ And he certainly did, winning a record three Tour of Flanders crowns and four Paris-Roubaix titles. Whether you’re racing or just like to train, changing things up can lead to success in many different ways.

And he’s said he’ll continue to chase a fifth win even if it means racing into old age, such is his lust to be Paris-Roubaix’s all-time greatest.The likes of Greg Van Avermaet, Philippe Gilbert and Sep Vanmarcke are rightly respected but arguably their combined media profiles don’t reach the heights of Boonen’s popularity.“Golden Greg” has gone up a level since his Olympic win but they don’t seem close.The former world champ has broken his skull (which has permanently damaged his hearing), collarbone and ribs, among other body parts.He’s even been labelled ‘a warrior’ by Tour de France legend Bernard Hinault after his 2016 Paris-Roubaix podium finish.Even an innocuous crash in Oman makes the news back in Belgium as Dutch journalist Raymond Kerckhoffs noted this week when he wrote about the Tom Boonen Circus in his De Telegraaf column.


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