Philippe Gilbert (BEL)

Turned pro


Date of birth

July 5, 1982

Place of birth

Verviers, Belgium






5 ft 10 inch / 179 cm


150 lbs / 70 kg



Bio snapshot

Scored back-to-back victories, first beating Michael Matthews in a sprint at Brabantse Pijl before soloing to win Amstel Gold Race for the third time in his career ... 2013: Scored only victory as world road champion by winning Stage 12 of the Vuelta a España in uphill sprint against Edvald Boasson Hagen ... Had five runner-up road race finishes to his credit: Stage 7 of the Vuelta a España, Stage 2 of Eneco Tour of Benelux, Belgian national time trial championships, Brabantse Pijl and Stage 6 at Paris-Nice ... Withdrew from only four of 99 races, including final stage of Eneco Tour of Benelux (after suffering a deep cut to left knee in crash on preceding stage) ... Placed third overall at Ronde van België on the strength of third place finishes on Stages 4 and 5 ... Withdrew from the Amgen Tour of California after three stages to return home for the birth of his second son May 17 ... Helped win the team classification at Tour of Oman ... Third on Stage 3 at Santos Tour Down Under ... 2012: Won UCI Road World Championships and was part of the runner-up squad in the team time trial ... Won a pair of stages (9 and 19) in the Vuelta a España ... Bronze medalist at Belgian national time trial championships ... Represented Belgium at the Olympic Games in the road race and individual time trial ... Registered four top 10 finishes at Tour de France ... Finished third at Flèche Wallonne ... Slowed by a tooth infection for part of the spring ... 2011: Finished as world-ranked No. 1 after winning nearly two dozen races, including Belgian national road and time trial titles ... Only second rider (and first Belgian) to win all three Ardennes classics in one year ... Stage winner at all three Grand Tours.

Specialties and Strengths

One-day classics, stage races

philippe's latest pictures

Top 10 results 2014

April 23

Flèche Wallone


April 20

Amstel Gold Race


April 16

Brabantse Pijl


March 14

Tirreno-Adriatico, Stage 3


March 9

Roma Maxima


March 2

La Drôme Classic


March 1

Classic Sud Ardèche


Feb. 11 

Tour of Qatar, Stage 3 (ITT)


Career Highlights


1st, Stage 12, Vuelta a España (ESP)
2nd, Stage 7, Vuelta a España (ESP)
2nd, national time trial championship (BEL)
2nd, Stage 2, Eneco Tour (NED)
2nd, Brabantse Pijl (BEL)
2nd, Stage 6, Paris-Nice (FRA)
3rd, Stage 3, Santos Tour Down Under (AUS)
3rd, Stage 8, Tour de Suisse (SUI)


1st, UCI Road World Championships (NED) 
1st, Stage 9 and 19, Vuelta a España (ESP) 
2nd, TTT, UCI Road World Championships (NED) 


1st, Amstel Gold Race (NED)
1st, Fléche Wallonne (BEL)
1st, Liège-Bastogne-Liège (BEL)
1st, Clasica San Sebastian (ESP)
1st, GP de Québec (CAN) 
1st, Stage 1, Tour de France (FRA)
1st, national road and time trial championships (BEL)