Philippe Gilbert

Valverde, Gilbert and Froome ready for Flèche Wallonne but hold differing objectives

Second behind world champion Michal Kwiatkowski in Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race, Alejandro Valverde will be one of the big favourites in Wednesday’s Flèche Wallonne. The defending champion, who also won in 2006, is in strong form this season and his Movistar team manager Jose-Luis Arrieta is convinced he will be a major protagonist. Speaking on […]


Kwiatkowski takes Amstel Gold Race in world champion’s rainbow jersey

Michal Kwiatkowski christened his rainbow jersey in fine style at the end of the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday, blasting home to pick up his first road race victory as world champion. The Etixx-QuickStep competitor was quickest in an 18-man sprint to the line, beating Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team), Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEdge), Rui Costa […]


Tour de France winner Nibali, past world champions Costa, Boonen and Cancellara confirmed for Tour of Oman

It remains to be seen if his Astana team will be given a WorldTour licence for 2015 and, with it, invites to the WT events. However Tour de France organiser ASO has confirmed that Vincenzo Nibali will compete in next season’s Tour of Oman, heading there as the headline rider. “The Tour of Oman holds […]


Rocacorba Daily

Good morning and welcome to our Wednesday edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest. In today’s headlines: Nys, Cant both well clear of rest of field in winning Jaarmarktcross Niel; Froome: ‘There will always be ups and downs in everyone’s career’; Video: Tour De France champion Nibali confirms plans to begin 2015 season with Dubai […]


Rocacorba Daily

In today’s edition of the Rocacorba news digest: Modolo takes final stage of Tour of Beijing as Gilbert triumphs overall; Important career success for Gilbert in Tour of Beijing; Movistar hails most successful season ever, secures individual and team victory in WorldTour; Report: Ag2r La Mondiale team earns nearly tenfold publicity return for main sponsor


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Sacha Modolo wins stage 5 of the Tour de Suisse; Philippe Gilbert wins Ster ZLM Toer prologue; Will Clarke wins stage 2 of the Tour of Iran, takes overall lead; Wiggins’ Tour hopes fade after Tour de Suisse crash; Nicolas Roche – “It’s going to […]


BMC Racing Team confirms no Tour de France for Gilbert

He’s won stages in the past and also worn the Maillot Jaune of race leader but the BMC Racing Team of Philippe Gilbert has confirmed today that he will miss this year’s Tour de France. Contacted by CyclingTips after French newspaper L’Equipe said that the Belgian would not take part in the event, a spokesman […]


Amstel Gold Race in photos

On the same finish where he soloed to win the 2012 world road title, Philippe Gilbert put in a vicious attack the fourth and final time up the Cauberg to take his third win of the 49th edition of the 251.4-kilometer Amstel Gold race.


The Bike Lane :: Season 1, Episode 5

In Episode 5 of The Bike Lane we talk about the WorldTour format and if it even matters, a review of the Tour Down Under, Matty Goss’ performance to date, Tweet of the Week, Meet the Elite with Philippe Gilbert, Pro Mechanic tip with BMC, and some words of wisdom from DS’s Addy Engels (Shimano […]


Tour Down Under Shoddy Interviews :: Philippe Gilbert

A quick word with Philippe Gilbert before he heads back home from the Tour Down Under.