Tom Boonen expected to race in Tour of Oman

is improving after the operation at Herentals Clinic in last week, due to a septic infection to his left elbow bursa. The infection was the result of a crash. Boonen took several days of required full rest before testing his condition on his bike.

The Belgian Champion, who started training again on Saturday, the 26th of January, will join the Team camp in tomorrow for training.

“Fortunately things are going well,” said Boonen. “I went out for a short ride on Saturday, and on Sunday and yesterday I was able to put together three hours of training. Today I did two hours on the home trainer because of the bad weather here in . I feel every day a little bit better, which is a good sign. That’s why, together with the team, I decided to join some of my teammates busy with the training camp in . I’m really happy to join the group — it’s also important for my morale.”

will participate in the .

“If everything will be ok as it is now, I will participate in the race,” Boonen said. “The will be an important step to build up my condition prior to the Classics.”

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