Velonews: Sponsor: Boonen Targets Paris-roubaix For Return From Injury



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Tom Boonen wants to race Paris-Roubaix in two weeks. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
BRUSSELS (AFP) — Belgian sprinter Tom Boonen, injured in a fall at the Paris-Nice race, has returned to training in the slim hope of competing in the Paris-Roubaix classic next month.
Marc Coucke, the leading sponsor of Boonen’s Etixx-Quick-Step team, said the 34-year-old Belgian had a very slim chance of competing in the race on April 12.
“Tom Boonen is training hard, there is one percent chance that he will compete in the Paris-Roubaix race,” Coucke said on Twitter.
“Tom explained that he would certainly check out the Paris-Roubaix course. After that he will make a decision on whether he will compete in the race.
“Hope springs eternal.”
The former world road race champion fell heavily on the first stage of the Paris-Nice on March 9, suffering a shoulder injury that requires two months rest.
Boonen has won the Paris-Roubaix, dubbed the “Hell of the North,” four times. But the one-day road specialist revealed last Friday that he had ridden 100 kilometers despite a painful shoulder.
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