Tom Boonen in Arab disguise before start of Tour of Qatar.

Boonen -- is that you?

Tom Boonen is a pretty famous guy — even in the middle of the desert. While the arab state of Qatar may not have the same Boonen-mania as back in Belgium, the star was taking no chances.

Apparently Boonen donned a traditional headdress and long white robe and then borrowed a local man’s old bike to check out the opening team time trial incognito. He rode the entire course in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, without anyone noticing this was the man who conquered Paris-Roubiax and the Tour of Flanders.

Twisted Spoke has now exposed this elaborate ruse: we know that’s you, Tom of Arabia.

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