Tom Boonen out of 2010 Tour de France

According to Velo News, QuickStep rider Tom Boonen will not be participating in this years Tour de France due to “patellar tendinitis in his left knee” [VeloNews].

Tom Boonen, After Stage 1 Crash, Amgen Tour of California

Boonen himself cites the injury has going back to the final sprint crash in the Tour de Suise and the crash in Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California.

After three days of rest, yesterday I trained for five hours on the parcour of the national championship in Leuven. The knee pain has always accompanied me. During the last hour of training I had
to stop more than once because of the pain. Everything began with the
crash in California and the situation became even worse after the fall
in Switzerland. [VeloNews]

At the time of this writing, the official QuickStep website had not yet posted anything regarding this announcement.

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  • funrunrobbie

    Hi Ross,
    Thats a nice wee challenge , as you say not using the car to go to the shops will help, good luck , will keep you informed of my progress

    best wishes
    Stewart “fun Run Robbie” Barker

  • philcross

    Jens gets a pretty good wrap on the Cyclingtipsblog site – they even made up t-shirts based on his classic quote: