Gilbert’s Strange Incident Of The Dog in The Road

BRIVE-LA-GAILLARDE, France, July 20, 2012 (AFP) - The stray dog is one of the peloton's biggest fears and Belgian ace Philippe Gilbert became its latest victim on the 18th stage of the Tour de France. Gilbert, who wore the yellow jersey for race leader last year, was among several riders brought down in a spill at the 120 km mark of the 226 km long race from Blagnac to … [Read more...]

Gilbert Runs Out Of Juice On Home Soil

SERAING, Belgium, July 1, 2012 (AFP) - Belgium's Philippe Gilbert was left disappointed after missing the chance to repeat his opening stage win from last year's Tour de France here Sunday. Ranked as one of the favourites for victory at the end of a punchy, 2.4 km uphill finish on stage one, the BMC rider could only finish fourth as Slovakia's Pete Sagan took his maiden stage win ahead … [Read more...]

Gilbert Ready For Tour of Belgium

Following a month away from racing, BMC Racing Team's Philippe Gilbert makes his return Wednesday at the Tour of Belgium, one of two stage races he won last year. Last Day Will Be Decisive Gilbert said he enjoyed a break from racing after registering his top four performances of the season in his last four races of his spring campaign – including third at Flèche Wallonne. "It was good for … [Read more...]

Gilbert Climbing To Form In Time For Liege Defense

by Justin Davis LIEGE, Belgium, April 21, 2012 (AFP) - The form of Philippe Gilbert might be on the up but the Belgian champion would welcome adverse weather conditions dampening his rivals' victory hopes in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege this weekend. The oldest one-day classic on the calendar will be held over 257.5 km on Sunday with a total of 11 short but punishing climbs set to … [Read more...]

Haut Var Special For Philippe Gilbert

Despite being a past winner of Haut Var, Philippe Gilbert of the BMC Racing Team said he is taking a relaxed approach to the two-day French race that begins Saturday. Hushovd A Protected Sprinter The winner in 2005 when the race was only one day, Gilbert said it would be special to win again. But the Belgian national champion said he is approaching early season races the same as he did last … [Read more...]

Award Ceremony for Philippe Gilbert As WorldTour Winner

Winner of UCI World Tour 2011 & Champion for Peace by Peace and Sport Monaco, Thursday October 27, 2011, During the 5th Peace and Sport International Forum, the cyclist Philippe Gilbert was awarded Winner of UCI World Tour 2011, by the President of the UCI, Pat McQuaid "We are proud to give this award to Philippe Gilbert who achieved a great season this year, including the victory … [Read more...]

Gilbert Aims To Be King of the Falling Leaves

MILAN, Oct 14, 2011 (AFP) - Belgium's Philippe Gilbert is aiming to bring the curtain down on a stellar season so far when he lines up with a third consecutive victory in mind at the Tour of Lombardy on Saturday. For the past two years Gilbert has brought his season to a close in sensational fashion at the 106-year-old Italian classic known affectionately as the 'Race of the Falling … [Read more...]

Blythe and Lodewyck Sign, Wyss Renews With BMC Racing Team

Adam Blythe and Klaas Lodewyck, a pair of teammates of world-ranked No. 1 Philippe Gilbert, will join the BMC Racing Team for 2012. The squad also announced it is extending the contract of Swiss rider Danilo Wyss. Two Young Talents "We are pleased to welcome both Klaas and Adam to the BMC Racing Team family," President and General Manager Jim Ochowicz said. "They are both young talents that … [Read more...]

Hushovd, Gilbert Play Down Rainbow Jersey Chances

by Justin Davis COPENHAGEN, Sept 24, 2011 (AFP) - Defending champion Thor Hushovd and Belgian ace Philippe Gilbert accept that if they are to win the world road race title then it will be very much against the odds. One of cycling's most coveted prizes, the rainbow jersey is up for grabs on Sunday when the elite men bring the road world championships to an end after 266 km of … [Read more...]

No Boonen As Gilbert Leads Belgian World Championship Bid

BRUSSELS, Sept 12, 2011 (AFP) - World number one Philippe Gilbert will spearhead Belgium's hopes of winning cycling's coveted rainbow jersey at the world road race championships later this month, it was announced Monday. Gilbert has arguably been the most successful and consistent rider in the peloton this season and his status as team leader for the September 25 race comes amid injury to … [Read more...]