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cyclingnews.com 6/10/08

Boonen caught with cocaine?

Belgian super star sprinter, Tom Boonen has allegedly been caught in an out of competition test for cocaine, according to Belgian newspaper HLN.be. The out of competition test allegedly occurred three days before start of the Tour of Belgium, where Boonen won the final stage.

The Belgian paper also reported that the homes of Boonen's parents and girlfriend in Postel and Lore respectively were searched last night. The non-negative test has also not yet been confirmed by the International Cycling Union (UCI). Boonen's Quick Step team was unavailable for comment at the time of going to press.

This is not the first time that Boonen has been linked to the drug. Last December, his good friend and cyclo-cross star, Tom Vanoppen was caught by the Flemish doping controllers with cocaine. During questioning Vanoppen allegedly named Boonen as his dealer, a claim Boonen later denied. Following the claim, Boonen's parents' house was searched.

Boonen's brush with the law does not stop there, however. Just last week, he lost his drivers license for the second time in six weeks. On Tuesday night he was pulled over by the police travelling at 180 km/h in a 90km/h zone on the Mol ring road. He had a blood alcohol reading of 1.0.

Six weeks earlier he lost his license for 14 days for travelling 120km/h in a 70km/h zone. In 2006 Boonen was the face of the Belgian roads and traffic authority, promoting safe driving.
 

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bigpinkt said:
Perhaps even more interesting is it appears he is currently negotiating a transfer to French team Bouygues Telecom.
That was the real shocker to me. What the hell? Too many cooks in the kitchen at QuickStep?
 

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Can we get a link to "Life in the Fast Lane" by the Eagles?
 

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Dummy. All the talent and fame you could ask for in cycling and he decides to be a party boy. Just wait until you're 34 or so dude! You're right on the edge of really putting a stamp in the history books.
 

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Blood alcohol of 1.0???!!!!!! That HAS to be a typo.
 

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Room 1201 said:
Blood alcohol of 1.0???!!!!!! That HAS to be a typo.
yeah...wouldn't that be .10? Unless they were measuring differently.
 
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