Phillipe Gilbert Claims His Fourth Amstel Gold Race Victory

Amstel Gold Race 2017

Valkenburg, Netherlands, April 16, 2017 (AFP) - Philippe Gilbert continued his fine start to the season by winning the prestigious Amstel Gold Race for the fourth time on Sunday -- and then made short work of a celebratory beer on the podium. At the end of a punishing 260km course that included 35 climbs, Belgian Gilbert outsprinted 2015 winner Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland in a tactical … [Read more...]

Philippe Gilbert Claims His Second Belgian Road Race Championship

26 June 2016, Lacs de l'Eau d'Heure (BEL) Philippe Gilbert has become the Belgian Road Race Champion for the second time in his career, defeating Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) in a one on one battle to the line. Greg Van Avermaet rounded out the podium in third place for the second consecutive year. A 25-rider move, including Gilbert, Van Avermaet, Dylan Teuns and Loïc Vliegen, went away … [Read more...]

Philippe Gilbert Suffers Fractured Finger in Training Altercation

Philippe Gilbert has undergone surgery on a fractured finger sustained during training on Friday, BMC Racing Team announced today. Gilbert was training with Loïc Vliegen in Belgium when the two riders were targeted by two intoxicated men in a car. One of the men stepped out of the car and acted aggressively towards Vliegen and Gilbert, fracturing Gilbert's middle finger on his left hand in … [Read more...]

Philippe Gilbert Pulls Out Of Paris-Nice With Illness

Cusset, France, March 9, 2016 (AFP) - Belgium's former world champion Philippe Gilbert pulled out of the Paris-Nice race on Wednesday suffering from a respiratory infection, his BMC team said. "I really love this race so it is disappointing to have to stop racing," said the 33-year-old cyclist, who captured the world road race title in 2012. "But I have one of my biggest goals for … [Read more...]

Gilbert Doubles Up At Giro d’Italia, Contador Still Holds Lead

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Verbania, Italy, May 28, 2015 (AFP) - Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert of the BMC team won his second stage on the Giro d'Italia this year as he triumphed in Thursday's 18th stage after a late breakaway. Spaniard Alberto Contador of Tinkoff retains the leader's pink jersey three days from the race finish in Milan. Gilbert, the 2012 world champion came home alone 47secs ahead of … [Read more...]

Gilbert Triumphs At Gir d’Italia Stage 12, As Contador Extends Lead

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By Justin DAVIS Milan, May 21, 2015 (AFP) - Spain's Alberto Contador reinforced his bid for overall victory at the Giro d'Italia by snatching precious bonus seconds at the end of the 12th stage won in timely fashion by Belgian Philippe Gilbert. A day of rain and crashes on winding descents was in store for a peloton that has already suffered during 11 days of … [Read more...]

BMC Racing Team’s Gilbert Ready For Flèche-Wallonne

On the eve of the 76th edition of Flèche-Wallonne, defending champion Philippe Gilbert shared his final outlook for Wednesday's race after the BMC Racing Team performed reconnaissance of a portion of the 194-kilometer course. Final Training Ride The BMC Racing Team twice climbed the finishing climb of the Mur de Huy, a twisting, 1.3 km ascent averaging 9.3 percent grade. Gilbert was joined by … [Read more...]

Philippe Gilbert Is King Of The 2011 Cycling Season

by Justin Davis PARIS, Dec 21, 2011 (AFP) - As Alberto Contador fought back tears during an impassioned plea against doping accusations last February, his rivals were planning for a season which would eventually etch some of their names in cycling's history books. By the end of 2011, only a few names stood out from the rest -- and Contador, despite coasting to his second Giro … [Read more...]