• Young Arnaud Demare Triumphs Amongst Veterans At Vattenfall Cyclassics


    Posted almost 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Arnaud Demare is widely considered one of the most talented French cyclists in the game. The kicker – he’s not even 21-years-old yet. The 20-year-old FDJ-BigMat, U-23 World Road Champion proved why he is a rising star at the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg, Germany as he took down some of the sports most experienced veterans. Demare beat out Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) with a late charge to win the 245.9km race.

  • All Alone: Tom Boonen Etches A Special Place In History With His Solo Paris-Roubaix Domination


    Posted over 2 years ago by John Ohail

    “Paris-Roubaix? It would be fantastic to win it after having won the GP E3, Ghent Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders. I am going to try. It is a race that suits me better than the Tour of Flanders.” That was what Belgian Tom Boonen had to say following his Tour of Flanders victory in early April. The 31-year-old Oakley cyclist must have been looking into a crystal ball because he dominated the Paris-Roubaix for the fourth time in his career. Adding to his 2005, 2008 and 2009 titles, Boonen rode without teammates or competitors for 50km out of the 257.5km race. Niki Terpstra, Boonen’s teammate attacked the field with him at 56km, but Boonen, sporting his Oakley RadarLock sunglasses, was much too fast for him or anyone else to keep up.

  • Belgian Tom Boonen Puts New Oakley RadarLocks In the Spotlight at Tour of Flanders

    Cycling : 96th Tour of Flanders 2012

    Posted over 2 years ago by John Ohail

    In front of a home crowd, Belgian Oakley cyclist Tom Boonen held off a duo of Italian riders to claim the 2012 Tour of Flanders victory. Boonen tied a record for total victories at the Belgian event, winning his third Tour of Flanders title. Following up on wins in 2005 and 2006, Boonen joined elite company all while wearing the soon to debut Oakley RadarLock sunglasses. This was the first cycling victory by any athlete wearing the highly anticipated performance glass.

Tom Boonen

Cycling : Team OPQS 2013
Date of Birth:
October 15, 1980
Mol, Belgium
Omega Pharma, Quickstep, Q8, Specialized, Janom, Innergetic, Peugeot, Vermarc, Oakley

Career Highlights

    • 100+ Professional Victories
    • 6X Tour de France Stage Winner
    • 2007: Green Jersey Winner, Tour de France
    • 2X Vuelta a España Stage Winner
    • 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012: Tour of Qatar Overall Winner
    • 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012: Tour of Qatar Points Jersey Winner
    • 2005, 2008, 2009: 1st, Paris Roubaix
    • 2005, 2006: 1st, Ronde van Vlaanderen
    • 2004, 2011: 1st, Gent–Wevelgem
    • 2004, 2006: Grote Scheldeprijs
    • 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007: 1st, E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
    • 2005: World Road Race Champion
    • 2007, 2009: 1st, Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
    • 2009: Belgian National Road Race Champion
    • 2012: 1st, Stage 7 Tour de San Luis
    • 2012: 1st Overall, Tour of Qatar
    • 2012: 1st, Stage 2 - Paris–Nice
    • 2012: 2nd, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
    • 2012: 1st, E3 Prijs Vlaanderen
    • 2012: 1st, Gent-Wevelgem
    • 2012: 1st, Tour of Flanders
    • 2012: 1st, Paris Roubaix