Tom Boonen was born on October 15, 1980.
The Belgian rider won numerous one-day races including the World Championship Road Race and some of the five monuments in cycling.
He also won the Points Jersey in a Grand Tour event.
Boonen won the 2005 World Championship Road Race in front of Alejandro Valverde of Spain and Anthony Geslin of France.
Boonen was also 3rd in the 2016 World Championship Road Race behind Peter Sagan of Slovakia and Mark Cavendish of Great Britain.
Boonen won the 2005 Paris-Roubaix Classic in front of George Hincapie of the USA and Juan Antonio Flecha of Spain.
Boonen also won the 2008 Paris-Roubaix Classic in front of Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland and Alessandro Ballan of Italy.
Boonen won the 2009 Pari-Roubaix Classic in front of Filippo Pozzato of Italy and Thor Hushovd of Norway.