Tornado Tom Boonen has proved to be too fast on the road, and will now have to get around on just his bike for a while. The Quick Step rider was clocked driving at 120 km/h in a 70 km/h zone in Mol, Belgium on Thursday night and as a result has lost his driving licence for 14 days. The police confirmed that they caught the former world champion in a radar trap.
"I drove too fast and I will pay for that," Boonen told SportWereld. "It was a very successful police action because they stopped many people. The difference is that those people will not be in the newspapers the next day, and I will. But wrong is wrong, I have no problem with that."
According to Belgian law, Boonen will have to forfeit his driver's licence for 14 days, and had to be driven home from the incident. After a police investigation it will be decided whether there will be additional sanctions, such as a further driving ban, a fine, or a driving course.