Tom Boonen fell during the fourth stage of the race between Aalter (East Flanders) and Sint-Pieters-Leeuw (Flemish Brabant). He got back on his bike and carried on. However, a little later he called it a day.
The cyclist from Balen (Antwerp province) complained of wrist pain and was taken to hospital fora n examination. Earlier indications suggest that the injury is not too serious.
A serious injury would be a severe blow for the Belgian team coach Kevin De Weert as Tom Boonen is Belgium’s biggest hope for the forthcoming World Cycling Championships in Qatar.
With his victories in the Ride London Classic and the Brussels Cycling Classic Tom Boonen proves that he can still cut the mustard.