Boonen skips Tour de France
Pharma-Quick Step cyclist Tom Boonen will sit out the Tour de France in order to take part in the rest of the season
Cyclist concentrates on future races
The 33-year-old Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider from Mol said he will target the Belgian national championships and then take a break in July before riding the Eneco Tour in August, the Vuelta a Espana, also in August, and the world road race championships in Ponferrada, Spain on 28 September.
Boonen last competed in the Tour de France in 2011, and his last stage win was in 2007. He wore the yellow jersey for four days in 2006. Boonen has five wins under his belt already this season – two stages in the Tour of Qatar, two stages in the Tour of Belgium and the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne race in March.
Flemish agriculture and horticulture
percent of Belgium’s fruit harvest comes from Flanders
agriculture businesses in Flanders in 2011
people employed in Flemish agriculture and horticulture in 2011