One of the only two men in history to win Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallonne and Liège-Bastogne-Liège in the same season and thus achieve the prestigious “Ardennes Triple”, Philippe Gilbert needs no further introduction. The Belgian road race champion, a dominant figure of the Classics in the past decade and the living symbol of the Cauberg, returns to a Belgian team after five years and is determined to have once again a word to say in the Spring Classics.
“I’m in for the one-day races. I didn’t win so many big races in the past years, but my goal is to do it in the Quick-Step Floors Cycling kit. Last season I missed the Classics due to health problems, so here’s to an injury-free season and a strong season with this great team”, said Philippe, a rider renowned for his tactical nous and ability to finish it off regardless of the race scenario.
UCI Ranking: 5
#Top-10 positions: 16
Race distance covered: 6162 km
Days of racing: 40 days