Philippe Gilbert fined for training outside in Monaco

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Classics star Philippe Gilbert told Monaco Info earlier this week that he was recently fined for training outside.

Outdoor training is prohibited amid the lockdown in Monaco, with restrictions not long ago expanded to include professional riders.

Gilbert said he went out seeking “some fresh air and variety” in the form of a few laps on a nearby 11-kilometer loop. Instead, the 2019 Paris-Roubaix winner was stopped by police, who fined him €100.

He has since committed to staying inside and sticking to the trainer.

“All citizens are equal before the law. Just because I won Paris-Roubaix last year doesn’t mean I have more rights than anyone else,” Gilbert told Monaco Info.

“As public figures, we need to set an example. I’ve put the bike aside and now I’m only training on the turbo trainer.”

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