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PHILIPPE GILBERT RUMORS

Bronze medals at Olympics and Worlds are completely different, says Gilbert

Philippe Gilbert was a teammate of Axel Merckx when he clipped off the front of the peloton to claim the bronze medal in Athens in 2004, and the Belgian understood there and then that the consolation prizes at the Olympic Games and the World Championships were very different. “That’s where you understand the importance of a medal. When you get a [silver or bronze] medal at the...
Via Cycling News
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

First Arctic Race of Norway riders confirmed for 2016 race

The fourth edition of the Arctic Race of Norway has attracted a strong start list with Rein Taaramäe (Team Katusha) to defend his title from 2015 while Belgian champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) and Italian national champion Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) are likely to challenge for stage wins at the 2.HC race. Norwegians Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and Sondre...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Transfer news: Gilbert likely to join Etixx-QuickStep, but not Vanmarcke

Etixx-QuickStep manager Patrick Lefevere is heading into the busy transfer season with brakes on his contract negotiations, with the future of the team only assured through the end of the 2017 season, but says it is still likely he will sign Belgian champion Philippe Gilbert to the team. "We will meet soon," Lefevere said in an interview with Het Laatste Nieuws. "But there is still...
Via Cycling News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
August 04, 2015  |  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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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