Philippe Gilbert

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Matthews wins stage four of the Tour de Suisse; Gilbert out of Tour de France due to discovery of leg fracture; News of Gilbert’s Tour absence followed voiced frustration about BMC Racing Team’s selection delay; Contador still tired from Giro, says he has only done three days […]

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News of Gilbert’s Tour absence followed voiced frustration about BMC Racing Team’s selection delay

It may be entirely coincidental but today’s announcement that Philippe Gilbert will miss the Tour de France due to a previously-undiagnosed fracture comes three days after the Belgian rider spoke with frustration about the BMC Racing Team’s dragging of heels in relation to selecting him for the Tour team. Speaking to Het Laatste Nieuws and […]

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Gilbert out of Tour de France due to discovery of leg fracture

Former world champion Philippe Gilbert’s intention of riding the Tour de France has been dashed due to the diagnosis of a previously-undetected leg fracture, with the Belgian now forced to miss next month’s Grand Tour. His BMC Racing Team doctor Max Testa has revealed that a recent MRI identified a fracture in his lower right […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gilbert grabs second Giro d’Italia victory on stage 18, Contador gains more time on rivals; Tom Boonen claims stage 2 of the Belgium Tour, Brändle maintains his overall lead; Alexander Kristoff takes back-to-back wins at the Tour des Fjords; Neil van der Ploeg wins Tour […]

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Gilbert grabs second Giro d’Italia victory on stage 18, Contador gains more time on rivals

Philippe Gilbert became the third rider to double up on stage wins in this year’s Giro d’Italia on Thursday, attacking a breakaway group and the soloing in to the finish at Verbania well clear of his former companions. The BMC Racing Team rider had plenty of time to savour the success, beginning his celebrations over […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gilbert powers to victory on Giro d’Italia’s 12th stage, Contador adds to his lead; Kristoff wins back-to-back at the Tour of Norway; Adam Phelan into the overall lead at the Tour of Japan; Lauren Kitchen wins stage 2 of the Tour of Zhoushan Island, moves […]

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Gilbert powers to victory on Giro d’Italia’s twelfth stage, Contador adds to his lead

Unleashing his characteristic uphill surge, Philippe Gilbert powered to a clear victory on the twelfth stage of the Giro d’Italia, finishing three seconds clear of Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida), Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin), Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani CSF) and Paolo Tiralongo (Astana). The next riders were gapped slightly on the ramp, with third-placed Mikel Landa […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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