Cycling Career Highlights
Philippe Gilbert, Belgium Born : 1982 in Verviers, Gilbert has become the complete 1 day Classic rider. With strong endurance allied to great power, he is able to attack on the climbs and sustain high pace over the final kilometres. Winning the two great Italian autumn Classics in 2009 and 2010 set a new benchmark and heralded the triple success in the 2011 Spring Classics. He went on to win the UCI World Tour. In 2012 his move to a new team coincided with a loss of form in the early part of the season but he finished with his usual panache winning two stages of the Vuelta and climaxing with a convincing World Championship title. After a few years of moderate form he emerged in 2017 with his old panache & achieved his greatest career win in the "Monument" Tour of Flandres after an audacious 55km lone escape and followed that with his 4th Amstel Gold triumph. In 2019 he won the Paris - Roubaix and secured his 5th "Monument".

Major Victories

Trophee des Grimpeurs
Het Nieusblad
Grand Prix de Fourmies
Grand Prix de Wallonie
Paris - Tours
Het Nieusblad
Trofeo Mallorca
Le Samyn
Vuleta a Mallorca
Tour of  Lombardy
Tour of Piedmont
Paris - Tours
Coppa Sabatini
Ster Elektrotoer
Vuelta a Espana: Stage 3
Vuelta a Espana: Stage 19
Amstel Gold
Tour of  Lombardy
Tour of Piedmont
Tour de France: Stage 1
Liege - Bastogne - Liege
Fleche Wallone
Amstel Gold
San Sebastian
Strade Bianche
Tour of Belgium
Ster Elektrotoer
GP Quebec
GP de Wallonie
Fleche Brabanconne
Belgian Championship
Belgian Time Trial Championship
UCI World Tour winner
World Championship
Vuelta a Espana: Stage 9
Vuelta a Espana: Stage 19
Vuelta a Espana: Stage 12
Amstel Gold
Fleche Brabanconne
Ster ZLM Toer
Tour of Beijing
Giro d'Italia: Stage 12
Giro d'Italia: Stage 18
GP Pino Cerami
Vuelta a Murcia
Belgian Championship
Tour of Flanders
Amstel Gold
Trois Jours de la Panne
Paris - Roubaix