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PHILIPPE GILBERT RUMORS

Gilbert in perfect place as Worlds bid takes off

After missing the Tour de France Philippe Gilbert has returned to racing in rude health with a win in the GP Pino Cerami, a stage in the Tour de la Wallonne, second place in San Sebastian and an aggressive performance in last Sunday’s RideLondon Classic. It’s all part of his assault on the rainbow jersey and the UCI Road World Championships, which take place next month in Richmond...
Via Cycling News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Aggressive tactics pay off for Drucker and BMC Racing in RideLondon-Surrey Classic

Aggressive racing paid off for BMC Racing at the RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday with Jean-Pierre Drucker winning the race from a small break on The Mall in London. The Luxembourg rider won ahead of Mike Teunissen and last year’s runner-up Ben Swift in a tight finish but BMC Racing were deserving of the victory having placed riders in several key breaks. Gerts Floris was...
Via Cycling News
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Boonen, Gilbert, Van Avermaet certain for Belgian Worlds team

Belgian national coach Carlo Bomans will not finalise his team for the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond until September 7, but he says that if they are on form, Tom Boonen, Philippe Gilbert and Greg Van Avermaet are certain to be in the squad. Van Avermaet is Belgium's top-ranked rider in the WorldTour rankings in 17th, thanks to his Tour de France stage victory and podium...
Via Cycling News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Former world champ Philippe Gilbert out of Tour de France with leg injury

  Former world champion Philippe Gilbert won't ride in the Tour de France next month because of a right leg injury. Gilbert withdrew from the Tour de Suisse on Tuesday because of the injury ''that will keep him from being considered for the BMC Racing Team's Tour de France roster,'' his team said. Gilbert is still suffering from a ''non-displaced fracture'' after crashing at the...
Via AP on Fox
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Philippe Gilbert out of Tour de France with leg injury

PARIS (AP) Former world champion Philippe Gilbert won't ride in the Tour de France next month because of a right leg injury. Gilbert withdrew from the Tour de Suisse on Tuesday because of the injury ''that will keep him from being considered for the BMC Racing Team's Tour de France roster,'' his team said. Gilbert is still suffering from a ''non-displaced fracture'' after crashing...
Via AP on Fox
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Gilbert wins Tour of Beijing

BEIJING (AP) Former world champion Philippe Gilbert of Belgium won the Tour of Beijing by three seconds over Dan Martin of Ireland on Tuesday. Gilbert held onto his overall lead after a 117-kilometer (73-mile) fifth and final stage from Tiananmen Square to the Bird's Nest Piazza. Sacha Modolo of Italy won the stage in a bunch sprint ahead of Greg Henderson of New Zealand, and Edvald...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin wins stage, Gilbert retains overall lead

BEIJING (AP) Dan Martin of Ireland won the 157-kilometer (97-mile) fourth stage of Tour of Beijing on Monday, while Belgium's Philippe Gilbert retained the overall lead. Martin clocked 4 hours, 12 minutes, 14 seconds on the mountain-top finish at Mentougou Miaofeng, just 2 seconds ahead of the charging trio of Gilbert, Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio of Colombia and Rui Alberto Faria...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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