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Philippe Gilbert (BEL)

Turned pro

2003

Date of birth

July 5, 1982

Place of birth

Verviers, Belgium

Country

Belgium

Residence

Monaco

Height

5 ft 10 inch / 179 cm

Weight

150 lbs / 70 kg

Website

www.philippegilbert.com


Bio snapshot

Won the prologue and penultimate stage on the way to overall victory for the third time at Ster ZLM Toer ... Won points classification of Baloise Belgium Tour while finishing fourth overall ... Captured king of the mountains classification at Tour de Picardie ... 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

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Top 10 results 2014

June 22

Ster ZLM Toer, Final Overall Standings

1st

June 21

Ster ZLM Toer, Stage 4

1st

June 18

Ster ZLM Toer, Prologue

1st

June 12

GP Kanton Aargau

6th

June 1

Baloise Belgium Tour, Final Overall Standings

4th

June 1

Baloise Belgium Tour, Stage 5

6th

May 31

Baloise Belgium Tour, Stage 4

3rd

May 30

Baloise Belgium Tour, Stage 3 

6th

May 18

Tour de Picardie, Stage 3

4th

May 1

Belgian Time Trial Championships

4th

April 27

Liège-Bastogne-Liège

8th

April 23

Flèche Wallone

10th

April 20

Amstel Gold Race

1st

April 16

Brabantse Pijl

1st

March 14

Tirreno-Adriatico, Stage 3

4th

March 9

Roma Maxima

8th

March 2

La Drôme Classic

9th

March 1

Classic Sud Ardèche

3rd

Feb. 11 

Tour of Qatar, Stage 3 (ITT)

8th 

Career Highlights

2013

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)

2012 

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

2011

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)