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192 cm
82 kg

Tom's biography

Prof. since: 2002
Victories: 132
Style of rider: Cobblestone specialist, sprinter
Nickname: Tornado Tom
Hobbies: Car driving
Favourite race: Ronde Van Vlaanderen, Paris-Roubaix
Personal website:
Twitter name: @tomboonen1 

2013 was an extremely unlucky year for Tornado Tom. A series of injuries and accidents in races affected the first part of his season. Nevertheless, Tom found the motivation and energy to return and win a splendid stage at the Tour de Wallonie before being forced to stop again due to a Perineum cyst that would bring his season to an early end. So 2014 could be another comeback year for Tom and maybe even a record-breaking year. A fourth victory at the Ronde or a fifth win in Roubaix would make him the rider with the most wins ever in these hugely popular races, and he would be able to rightly claim a place among the legends of cycling. “After such an unfortunate year, I can’t wait to race again,” says Tom. “The records? I don’t think about them. My goal is to arrive at ‘my’ races in top form and then, as always, it will be the road, with all its many variables, that decides the winner.”

Stats 2014

UCI Ranking: 71
#Wins: 4 (More info)
#Top-10 positions: 20 (More info)
Race distance covered: 12567.12 km
Days of racing: 79 days


Tour de San Luis 1012.2 km 7 days
Tour of Qatar 714.4 km 6 days
Tour of Oman 915.5 km 6 days
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite 198.4 km 1 days
Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne 197 km 1 days
Paris - Nice 1382.5 km 8 days
Dwars door Vlaanderen / A travers la Flandre 201 km 1 days
E3 Harelbeke 211 km 1 days
Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields 233 km 1 days
Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres 259.1 km 1 days
Scheldeprijs 201 km 1 days
Paris - Roubaix 257 km 1 days
Amgen Tour of California 801.7 km 6 days
Baloise Belgium Tour 723.4 km 5 days
Tour de Suisse 921.6 km 6 days
National Championships Belgium - Road Race 250.2 km 1 days
Eneco Tour 1069.2 km 7 days
Vuelta a España 2707 km 17 days
World Championships - TTT 57.12 km 1 days
World Championships Road Race 254.8 km 1 days
Total 12567.12 km 79 days

Tom's victories

2002 (2)
2nd stage Uniqa Classic and Kermesse Wilrijk

2003 (1)
3rd stage Tour of Belgium 

2004 (24)
2nd stage Tour of Qatar, 1st stage Ruta del Sol, E3-Prijs Vlaanderen, Gent-Wevelgem, Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen, 1st stage, 2nd stage Tour de Picardie and overall Tour de Picardie, 2nd stage Tour of Belgium, 2nd and 7th stage Deutschland Tour, Prologue and 1stage Ster ElektroToer, 6th and 20th stage Tour de France, Nacht van Peer, Draai van de Kaai - Roosendaal, Antwerpen Derny, Mijl van Mares, Omloop Mandel-Leie-Schelde, 3rd stage Tour of England, GP Rik Van Steenbergen, 3rd and 4th stage Circuit Franco-Belge.

2005 (20)
1st and 2nd stage Tour of Qatar, 1st and 2nd stage Paris-Nice, E3 Prijs Vlaanderen, Ronde Van Vlaanderen, Paris-Roubaix , Ronde de Made, 2nd stage Tour de Picardie, 1st stage, 2nd stage and overall Tour of Belgium, 2nd and 3rd stage Tour de France, Diksmuide, Acht van Chaam, Herentals, Dernyspektakel Antwerpen, World road champion and Amstel Curacao Race. 

2006 (23)
Doha International GP, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th stage and overall Tour of Qatar, 5th stage Vuelta a Andalucia – Ruta del Sol, 1st, 2nd and 4th stage Paris-Nice, E3 Prijs Vlaanderen, Ronde Van Vlaanderen, Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen, 2nd stage and part B 3rd stage Tour of Belgium, Veenendaal-Veenendaal, 1st stage Tour de Suisse, Diksmuide, 2nd, 4th and 6th stage Eneco Tour, 6th stage Tour of Britain and Zele.

2007 (12)
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th stage Tour of Qatar, 4th stage Vuelta Andalucia – Ruta del Sol, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, Dwars door Vlaanderen, E3 Prijs Vlaanderen, 5th and 6th stage Tour of Belgium, 6th and 12th stage Tour de France and Criterium Meisse-Wolvertem.

2008 (16)
2nd, 3rd, 6th stage and overall Tour of Qatar, 2nd stage Tour of California, Paris-Roubaix, 5th stage Tour of Belgium, 3rd stage Ster Elektrotoer, 7th stage Tour of Austria, 1st stage Tour de Region Wallonne, Lommel, 1st and 4th stage Eneco Tour, 3rd and 16th stage Vuelta a España and 1st stage Circuit Franco-Belge.

 2009 (7)
Stage 3 and overall Tour of Qatar, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, Paris-Roubaix, Belgian Championships, Stage 3 Eneco Tour and Stage 3 Circuit Franco-Belge. 

2010 (4)
Stage 3 and 5 Tour of Qatar, Stage 5 Tour of Oman, Stage 2 Tirreno-Adriatico

2011 (2)
Stage 1 Tour of Qatar,  Gent-Wevelgem

2012 (14)
7th stage Tour de San Luis, 1st stage Tour of Qatar, 4th stage Tour of Qatar, overall Tour of Qatar, 2nd stage Paris-Nice, E3 Prijs Vlaanderen - Harelbeke, Gent-Wevelgem, Ronde Van Vlaanderen, Paris-Roubaix, Belgian National Championship, 1st stage World Ports Classic and World Ports Classic overall, Paris-Brussel, TTT World Championship

2013 (1)
2nd stage Tour de Wallonie

2014 (6)
2nd and 4th stage Tour of Qatar, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, 1st and 2nd stage Tour of Belgium, Heistse Pijl

Tom's previous teams

2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2012: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2011: Quickstep Cycling Team (WT)
2010: Quickstep - Innergetic (WT)
2009: Quickstep - Innergetic (WT)
2008: Quickstep - Innergetic (PT)
2007: Quickstep - Innergetic (PT)
2006: Quickstep - Innergetic (PT)
2005: Quickstep - Innergetic (PT)
2004: Quickstep - Innergetic (TT1)
2003: Quickstep - Davitamon (TT1)
2002: US Postal Service (TT1)
2000: US Postal Service (TT1)

Tom's news

OPQS rider Tom Boonen was the top finisher for the team in a stage that came down to a group sprint after two riders of the original breakaway were caught inside the final kilometer.

Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider "Tornado" Tom Boonen finished 2nd behind John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano) in the 166.4km Vuelta a España Stage 12 flat stage on Thursday. Boonen had great position, sitting 3rd wheel behind Degenkolb and his final leadout man.

Belgian based Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team used the crosswinds to their advantage once again, this time keeping themselves in the front group formed by crosswinds in the final 30km of 207km La Vuelta a España Stage 8 on Saturday.

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