As consequence of a crash at E3 Harelbeke on Friday, March 28th, Boonen suffered a strong contusion on his right thumb that caused him pain on the articulation. The thumb is swollen and he also has a stretched ligament.
The medical staff taped his thumb this morning, and Boonen was able to go out for a ride with the rest of the team on Saturday, even with some soreness.
Tom Boonen will be at the start tomorrow at Gent-Wevelgem. If it will be necessary after the race, Boonen will pass further examinations.