Prof. since: 2002
Style of rider: Cobblestone specialist, sprinter
Nickname: Tornado Tom
Hobbies: Car driving
Favourite race: Ronde Van Vlaanderen, Paris-Roubaix
Personal website: www.tomboonen.com
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.”
2nd stage Uniqa Classic and Kermesse Wilrijk
3rd stage Tour of Belgium
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stage 3 and overall Tour of Qatar, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, Paris-Roubaix, Belgian Championships, Stage 3 Eneco Tour and Stage 3 Circuit Franco-Belge.
Stage 3 and 5 Tour of Qatar, Stage 5 Tour of Oman, Stage 2 Tirreno-Adriatico
Stage 1 Tour of Qatar, Gent-Wevelgem
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
2nd stage Tour de Wallonie
2nd and 4th stage Tour of Qatar, Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne
2000: US Postal (from 01/09)
2002: US Postal
2003: Quick Step-Davitamon
2004: Quick Step-Davitamon
2005: Quick Step-Innergetic
2006: Quick Step-Innergetic
2007: Quick Step-Innergetic
2008: Team Quick Step
2009: Team Quick Step
2010: Team Quick Step
2011: Team Quick Step
2012: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Tom Boonen finished 24th in the 205km Stage 2 of Paris-Nice on Monday.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Tom Boonen announced on Sunday that he and Lore are expecting a child.
The following video gives you the full experience of the dominant Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team victory on Sunday at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. Tom Boonen broke the record for career victories (3) by finishing the work of the entire team. OPQS split the field on the Oude Kwaremont, led by Stijn Vandenbergh, and never looked back!