Talk:Tom Boonen

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Removed "his major victory of they year" referencing the world championships. For a Belgian rider, victory The Tour of Flanders is considered significantly more important and Boonen has said so himself. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 140.247.240.241 (talk) 22:19, March 6, 2006 (UTC)

It may be true that Belgians in general (and Tom Boonen in particular) view the Tour of Flanders as being more important than the World's but I'd argue that from an objective point of view, they hold at least equal importance. In any case I agree that the current wording is better since it doesn't "play down" his victories in the classics at the start of the season as much. --Armchair ninja 09:18, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

I removed the 'brave decision' :This was a very unusual and brave decision for a young racer like him. This is unusual, but why brave? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Denver13 (talkcontribs) 22:06, September 4, 2006 (UTC)

  • I've removed Boonen from the "List of doping cases in cycling" category - that category page states at the top that it is (in summary) for people who have received sporting sanctions from their governing bodies for use of performance-enhancing drugs. His cocaine tests did not carry any sporting sanction, as cocaine is not a banned substance from WADA's point of view out of competition. In other words, it's a civil/criminal matter rather than a sporting matter, so it's both untrue and highly unfair to him to suggest he was doping. It's also potentially libellous, so care needs to be taking with the wording surrounding his current problems. --Mike (talk) 16:16, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

update[edit]

Career overview needs an update. It ends at 2009 Tour de France. --217.227.101.58 (talk) 12:53, 8 February 2012 (UTC)