PREVIEW: Boonen can join Flanders Tour elite (Cycling)

CYCLING – In-form Tom Boonen will be among the favourites to win the ‘Ronde van Vlaanderen’ (Tour of Flanders) tomorrow. This race is one of the most important one-day races of the season. If Boonen (or countryman Stijn Devolder) claim their third win they will join the record holders on three career wins. Click ‘Read More’ to see who they are.

3 – Achiel Buysse (BEL) 1940, 1941, 1943

3 – Fiorenzo Magni (ITA) 1949, 1950, 1951

3 – Eric Leman (BEL) 1970, 1972, 1973

3 – Johan Museeuw (BEL) 1993, 1995, 1998

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2 – Tom Boonen (BEL) 2005, 2006

2 – Stijn Devolder (BEL) 2008, 2009

There are 10 more riders on two, including the great Eddy Merckx. Having produced cycling statistics for Infostrada Sports Group for more than 10 years, I can tell you it is a challenge in itself to find a list in which Merckx is NOT at least among the record holders.

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