Philippe Gilbert

Gilbert outsprints Kwiatkowski to win his fourth Amstel Gold Race

Digging deep to reel in Michal Kwiatkowski after the Team Sky rider gapped him in the final sprint, Philippe Gilbert (QuickStep Floors) overhauled the Pole and captured his fourth Amstel Gold race. The Belgian rider’s victory in the two-man sprint continued his resurgence this spring, adding to his stage win and overall victory in the …

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A dream day for Belgium: Gilbert solos to victory at dramatic Tour of Flanders

Belgian national champion Philippe Gilbert lived out a dream scenario for any Belgian cyclist Sunday at the Ronde van Vlaanderen — crossing the finish line of the most important race in Belgium, alone, in the tricolor of black, yellow, and red. On a day marked by crashes and slow bike changes of several pre-race favorites, Gilbert …

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With Flanders win in the bag, Gilbert confirms audacious future goal

Already a winner of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Il Lombardia, new Tour of Flanders champion Philippe Gilbert is setting his sights very high indeed: basking in the glow of his latest victory, he has confirmed a long-standing goal is still a target. Namely, taking all five of cycling’s Monuments. Gilbert’s victory in the Ronde Van Vlaanderen on …

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Gilbert on his resurgence with QuickStep: ‘I feel good in my skin’

Currently enjoying his best spring campaign for many years, as shown by a stage win and overall victory in this week’s Three Days of De Panne, Philippe Gilbert will begin the Tour of Flanders as one of the top favourites. His De Panne performances plus runner-up slots in the Dwars Door Vlaanderen and the E3 …

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Van Avermaet sprints Gilbert to win Flanders warm-up in Harelbeke

Olympic road champion Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) won a three-man, all-Belgian sprint to win the Record Bank E3 Harelbeke, a Tour of Flanders warm-up race held nine days before De Ronde. Van Avermaet out-sprinted Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) and Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale) to take his first victory at Harelbeke. It was Van …

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Strength in numbers: Quick-Step goes 1-2 from breakaway at Dwars Door Vlaanderen

Belgian team Quick-Step Floors stepped into its role as a cobbled classics force Wednesday, finishing first and second from a four-man breakaway at Dwars Door Vlaanderen, with domestique Yves Lampaert soloing to victory. Thirty-nine seconds later, teammate Philippe Gilbert won the three-man sprint for second, ahead of Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) and Luke Durbridge (Orica-Scott). “For …

Van Avermaet lukewarm about Flanders route changes; talks Gilbert tensions and Liège

Saturday’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad will mark the first target for Greg Van Avemaet this season, but that race pales in importance when compared to his big aim, the Tour of Flanders. Van Avermaet has a long history in the race, finishing eighth in his second attempt back in 2008, and then placing fourth in 2012, …

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Former world champion Philippe Gilbert joins Etixx-QuickStep

Philippe Gilbert, the 2012 world champion and on his day one of the strongest Classics riders in the peloton, has signed a deal to race with the Etixx-QuickStep team in 2017. The Belgian rider has taken stages in all three Grand Tours and also won Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the Amstel Gold Race and Flèche Wallonne, as well …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Mat Hayman surprises to win Paris-Roubaix from the breakaway; Alberto Contador wins the Tour of the Basque Country; Ellen van Dijk wins the Energiewacht Tour; Kristin Armstrong wins the Redlands Classic; Elia Viviani hospitalised after being hit by a race moto at Paris-Roubaix; Philippe Gilbert suffers broken thumb in training altercation; Whistleblower accuses …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Van Avermaet wins Tirreno-Adriatico as Cancellara takes final stage; Cancellara: This win was special; Van Avermaet: Luck is on my side this year; Sagan philosophical in defeat; Report: Prosecutor concludes Mafia did play a role in Pantani’s 1999 Giro disqualification; Brammeier explains his criticism of Nibali: “Riders …

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