Boonen Steals Huge Win at Paris-Roubaix

Belgian takes 4th title after early surge


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On Sunday in France, Belgian cyclist Tom Boonen scored his fourth-career Paris-Roubaix victory and equaled Roger de Vlaeminck’s all-time win record from the 1970s. Boonen, 31, broke away with 35 miles to go and bested runner-up Sebastien Turgot by 1:39. Last week, Boonen won the single-day Tour de Flanders for the third time. “When I was alone in front, I just went for it. It was my greatest [Paris-Roubaix] win,” he said. Paris-Roubaix, referred to as “The Hell of the North,” is among the most grueling single-day cycling races in the world.