Apr 9, 2012
Tom Boonen Wins 2012 Paris-Roubaix
Seems like it was only this time last week (literally) I was writing a post about Tom Boonen winning a major one day classic in the Tour of Flanders.
A mere 7 days later and Boonen has further stamped his name into cycling history by winning the 2012 Paris Roubaix to complete the Flanders-Roubaix double.
In what seemed like a suicide move, Boonen attacked off the front with 58 kilometres remaining. Despite a chasing group including the much fancied Juan Antonio Fletcha and Alessandro Ballan, Boonen stayed away to take a record equaling fourth Paris-Roubaix victory, an honour he shares with the great Roger De Vlaeminck.
What an exciting race it was to watch. I'm so happy to see Tom back aboard a Specialized and at the top of his game.
Photo Credit: Sirotti