Boonen turns back on TDF

2013-05-22 13:40
Tom Boonen (File)
Brussels - Belgian champion Tom Boonen hinted on Tuesday that his days of competing on the Tour de France were behind him.

"Will I be at the start of the Tour again? The chance is very low," said the 32-year-old, who has taken part in six editions of cycling's greatest race.

Patrick Lefevere, manager of Boonen's team, Omega Pharma, said he would not try and force his rider into a change of heart.

"I don't want to make him compete, you shouldn't change the opinion of a rider who has doubts about an event that lasts three weeks."

Boonen won the Tour's green jersey for top sprinter in 2007.


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