The Astana rider wins the stage in a high-speed bunch sprint in the desert heat.
Tom Boonen sprints to victory in Germany after his teammate Tony Martin attacks in the final laps to cue up the Etixx sprint.
Four-time Paris-Roubaix winner signs with Etixx-Quick-Step for a 14th season as the 34-year-old looks to cap off successful career.
The 34-year-old Belgian tells Het Nieuwsblad he wants to go "year to year" because of his age.
Tom Boonen earns his first WorldTour win since 2012 as Jesper Asselman holds onto overall lead in technical Ardooie sprint finish.
The Tour has plenty of big name firepower, but there are several riders not at the French grand tour
Avoiding a challenging final week in the mountains, several sprinters are leaving Italy to recuperate in preparation for later season goals
Tom Boonen concedes that he's "already achieved everything," but he wants one more shot at the classics with good form and without bad luck
Tom Boonen and Mark Cavendish headline the Etixx-Quick-Step line-up for Tour of Turkey, which kicks off April 26
John Degenkolb and Alexander Kristoff have morphed themselves into strong classics riders capable of tackling the demanding spring races