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Philippe Gilbert (born 5 July 1982) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Deceuninck–Quick-Step.[4] Gilbert is best known for winning the World Road Race Championships in 2012,[5] and for being one of two riders, along with Davide Rebellin, to have won the three Ardennes classics – the Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne and Liège–Bastogne–Liège – in a single season, which he accomplished in 2011.[6] Gilbert also finished the 2011 season as the overall winner of the UCI World Tour.[7]

Philippe Gilbert
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Gilbert at the 2017 Tour de France
Personal information
Full namePhilippe Gilbert
NicknameBoar of the Ardennes[1]
Born (1982-07-05) 5 July 1982 (age 37)
Verviers, Wallonia, Belgium[2]
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[3]
Weight69 kg (152 lb; 10 st 12 lb)[3]
Team information
Current teamDeceuninck–Quick-Step
Rider typeClassics specialist
Professional team(s)
2012–2016BMC Racing Team
2017–Quick-Step Floors
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 individual stage (2011)
Giro d'Italia
3 individual stages (2009, 2015)
Combativity award (2015)
Vuelta a España
7 individual stages (2010, 2012, 2013, 2019)

Stage races

Three Days of De Panne (2017)
Tour of Beijing (2014)
Tour of Belgium (2011)
Ster ZLM Toer (2009, 2011, 2014)

One-day races and Classics

World Road Race Championships (2012)
National Road Race Championships (2011, 2016)
National Time Trial Championships (2011)
Paris–Roubaix (2019)
Tour of Flanders (2017)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège (2011)
Giro di Lombardia (2009, 2010)
Amstel Gold Race (2010, 2011, 2014, 2017)
La Flèche Wallonne (2011)
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (2006, 2008)
Clásica de San Sebastián (2011)
Strade Bianche (2011)
Paris–Tours (2008, 2009)
Brabantse Pijl (2011, 2014)
GP de Québec (2011)
Gran Piemonte (2009, 2010)
Grand Prix de Fourmies (2006)


UCI World Tour (2011)
Velo d'Or (2011)

A Classics specialist, Gilbert has won several classic cycle races, including Paris–Tours twice (2008, 2009), the Giro di Lombardia twice (2009, 2010), the Amstel Gold Race four times (2010, 2011, 2014, 2017), La Flèche Wallonne (2011), Liège–Bastogne–Liège (2011), the Clásica de San Sebastián (2011), the Tour of Flanders (2017), and Paris-Roubaix (2019). He is the second person (and first Belgian) in history to win all three Ardennes classics in a single year. In 2017, Gilbert became the third rider after Eddy Merckx (1975) and Jan Raas (1979) to win both Ronde van Vlaanderen and Amstel Gold Race in the same year.

He has also won stages at each of the three cycling Grand Tours: three stages at the Giro d'Italia (one in 2009 and two in 2015), one stage at the Tour de France (in 2011), and seven stages at the Vuelta a España (two in both 2010 and 2012, one in 2013 and two in 2019).

Personal lifeEdit

Gilbert currently resides in Monaco-Ville.[8] With his ex-wife Patricia Zevaert he has two sons Alan (b. 2010),[9] and Alexandre (b. 2013).[10][11]

Gilbert's younger brother Jerome has also been a racing cyclist.[12]

Gilbert committed to serve world peace through sport by joining Peace and Sport.[citation needed]


Early yearsEdit

Born in Remouchamps in the municipality of Aywaille, Gilbert turned professional in 2003 by joining after riding as stagiaire for the team in late 2000. During this season he recorded his first victory by winning a stage in Tour de l'Avenir. In 2004 he began by winning a stage in the Tour Down Under as well as the young rider classification. He participated in the men's road race at the 2004 Summer Olympics where he finished 49th. He also won the Paris–Corrèze. In 2005 he won several races in France, which allowed him to win the Coupe de France de cyclisme sur route. These victories included Trophée des Grimpeurs, Tour du Haut-Var and the Polynormande. He also took stages in Four Days of Dunkirk and Tour Méditerranéen.

2006 seasonEdit

Gilbert at the 2006 Tour de France

2006 would become his most successful year thus far when he won the prestigious Omloop Het Volk after repeatedly attacking until he got away alone with 7 km to go.[13] During the season he also won Grand Prix de Fourmies and Grand Prix de Wallonie as well as stages at Dauphiné Libére and ENECO Tour.

2007 seasonEdit

In early 2007 he had a skin cancer lesion removed from his thigh.[14] Because of this he had to delay the start of his season. That did not stop him from trying himself during Milan–San Remo, where he managed to escape on the Poggio with Riccardo Ricco before being captured 1200 meters from the finishing line. He could not get any victory during the season until Tour de Limousin, where he claimed his only victory in 2007 by winning a stage. In Paris–Tours he was caught with 500 meters to go along with Karsten Kroon and Filippo Pozzato.

2008 seasonEdit

Gilbert at the 2008 Tour of Flanders

Gilbert started 2008 by winning the King of the Mountains competition at the Tour Down Under and the overall classification as well as two stages of the Vuelta a Mallorca. He also finished third in the Milan–San Remo, accomplishing his first podium in a monument. He later won Het Volk for the second time in his career after a solo attack with almost 50 kilometers to go. Four days later he won the GP Samyn. He finished the year by winning the classic Paris–Tours race in a late breakaway where he won a sprint between his three breakaway companions. The peloton finished four seconds back.

2009 seasonEdit

In 2009 he joined Silence–Lotto to lead the Belgian team in the classics, finishing third at Tour of Flanders and fourth in both Amstel Gold Race and Liège–Bastogne–Liège. He also took his first stage in a Grand Tour by winning the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia[15] and won a stage and the overall classification of the Ster Elektrotoer. Later in the season he repeated his Paris–Tours win, attacking on the last climb with Tom Boonen and Borut Božič before outsprinting them to the line. A week later, he also won the prestigious Giro di Lombardia after escaping from the peloton with Samuel Sánchez, beating him to the finish by a half-length. It was his fourth consecutive victory in 10 days after also winning the Coppa Sabatini, Paris–Tours and Giro del Piemonte. At the end of the season he was awarded the Flandrien of the Year award, recognizing him as the best Belgian rider of the year.[16]

2010 seasonEdit

In 2010 he won his first classic of the year, Amstel Gold Race, in April. After an aggressive race featuring many attacks, he won through a big attack in the last 500 meters of the climb to the finish, comfortably winning by several bike lengths from the peloton.[17] He also won the first stage of the Tour of Belgium. Gilbert then ended the 2010 season in superb form. He followed up two stage wins in the Vuelta a España with victories in the Giro del Piemonte and the Giro di Lombardia, repeating his 2009 wins in both races. The Giro di Lombardia was won with a solo attack in atrocious weather conditions.[18]

2011 seasonEdit

In 2011, Gilbert won the Montepaschi Strade Bianche, a race including 70 kilometres of gravel roads. He then had a quadruple consecutive win: first he won the Brabantse Pijl, then he repeated as winner of Amstel Gold Race, breaking free on the Cauberg. Three days later, he won La Flèche Wallonne dropping his rivals on the final climb of the Mur de Huy and finally he won Liège–Bastogne–Liège beating the Schleck brothers in the sprint. Gilbert thus became the second rider, after Davide Rebellin in 2004, to win the three Ardennes classics in a single year.[19] During the first half of the season he also won stages at the Volta ao Algarve, Tirreno–Adriatico as well as the overall classification and a stage of both the Tour of Belgium and Ster ZLM Toer.

Gilbert at the 2011 Tour de France, wearing the Belgian national champion's jersey.

In late, June Gilbert won the national road race championships.[20] In July he would take the opening 191.5 km stage of the Tour de France, winning by three seconds over Cadel Evans, allowing him to be the first person to put on the yellow jersey as overall leader.[21] He lost that jersey in the team time trial the next day but still held the green jersey and the polka dot jersey after stage two. A week after the end of the Tour, Gilbert won the Clásica de San Sebastián, and in mid-August, Gilbert won the 3rd stage at the ENECO Tour, taking his 15th victory of the year.

In September, Gilbert won the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and took over the lead of the UCI world rankings by raking in the 80 points allowed to the victor.[22] He followed that performance two days later at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal by finishing on the third step of the podium, despite stating that he felt "no pressure" after his Quebec City victory. With that placing, Gilbert deposited another 50 UCI points in his account.[23] He would race in the October Italian classic, the Giro di Lombardia, taking eight place after he was distanced on the final climb.[24] He eventually closed the season well ahead in the UCI World Tour rankings, with 718 points as his closest competitor Cadel Evans had garnered 584 points.[25] He won 18 races in the season, more than any other cyclist in the professional peloton.[26]

Gilbert was appointed as a member of the inaugural UCI Athletes' Commission in 2011.[27]

2012 seasonEdit

Gilbert sprinting to victory in the road race at the 2012 UCI Road World Championships

In 2012, Gilbert signed for BMC Racing Team on a three-year contract reportedly worth three million euros annually.[28] His goals for his new squad were to perform highly in the Spring classics and help his team-mate Cadel Evans repeat his 2011 feat of winning the Tour de France.[26] Neither of those came to fruition, as Gilbert's best result in the one-day spring races was third of La Flèche Wallonne, where he got deposited on the final climb by Joaquim Rodríguez who won atop the historic Mur de Huy with a slim margin of 4 seconds.[29] Three days prior, he took sixth position at the Amstel Gold Race and was pleased to achieve a top ten ranking in the Ardennes' race.[30] He missed out on his goal to bring Cadel Evans in yellow to Paris and his best placing in a Tour de France stage was fourth.[26] He also lost both of the Belgian National Championship titles he held, the Road Race and the Individual Time Trial, finishing on the third step of the podium for the latter.[31]

On 26 August 2012, Gilbert finally managed his first victory of the season by winning the ninth stage of the Vuelta a España after breaking away together with Joaquim Rodríguez.[32] He later won a second stage of the race, winning stage nineteen on 7 September.[33]

On 23 September 2012, Gilbert won the UCI Elite Men's Road Race world championship and the rainbow jersey, ahead of Edvald Boasson Hagen and Alejandro Valverde by producing a massive surge on the final climb of the Cauberg.[34]

2013 seasonEdit

Gilbert wearing the Rainbow Jersey at the 2013 Tour de France

In 2013, Gilbert headed towards the World Championships without a single win in the rainbow jersey, in danger of his first winless season since turning professional in 2003. He started the Vuelta hoping that the competition would, for the second successive year, kick-start his season. After being narrowly defeated in a sprint by Zdeněk Štybar on stage 7,[35] Gilbert finally clinched a victory in the rainbow stripes when he caught and passed Edvald Boasson Hagen to win stage 12.[36]

2014 seasonEdit

In 2014, Gilbert picked up his previous form when in the spring he won his second Brabantse Pijl and his third Amstel Gold Race.

2015 seasonEdit

Gilbert in July 2015

Gilbert finished third of the Brabantse Pijl, seconds after his teammate Ben Hermans.[37] At the Amstel Gold Race, Gilbert could not repeat his winning ways of 2014 and came in tenth after having attacked on the final climb of the day, the Cauberg.[38] On the next Wednesday, Gilbert crashed out of the La Flèche Wallonne.[39] He then took part in Liège–Bastogne–Liège even though he was slightly injured and held on to the main group until the Côte de Saint-Nicolas, where he was dropped and finished 36th.[40] He raked in his first victory of the season at the Giro d'Italia, besting the lead group on a sharp incline at the end of Stage 12.[41] He repeated on Stage 18, where he participated to the early break. After being dropped on the last climb of the day, he came back on the remnants of the breakaway after the descent and attacked them to win solo.[42]

2016 seasonEdit

Gilbert took his first victory of the season in February at the one-day race Vuelta a Murcia, winning the sprint of a four-man group.[43] He won the Belgian National Road Race Championships in June.

2017 seasonEdit

Gilbert at the 2017 Tour de France

After 5 seasons with BMC, Gilbert joined Quick-Step Floors for the 2017 season.[44] Gilbert finished second in the Dwars door Vlaanderen behind teammate Yves Lampaert. The pair made the race-defining split along with Alexey Lutsenko from the Astana team, and Orica–Scott's Luke Durbridge[45] before Lampaert attacked with 7.5 kilometres (4.7 miles) remaining and ultimately won the race by 39 seconds ahead of Gilbert, who led home Lutsenko and Durbridge in a sprint for second place. Later that week, in a three-up sprint finish of Belgian riders, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) won E3 Harelbeke ahead of Gilbert and AG2R La Mondiale's Oliver Naesen.[46] The following week, Gilbert won the Three Days of De Panne after he attacked on the Muur van Geraardsbergen during the race's opening stage and soloed away to the victory by 17 seconds from his nearest competitor.[47] He ultimately won the race by 38 seconds ahead of Trek–Segafredo's Matthias Brändle, and also won the sprints classification, primarily from his opening-day attack. Three days later, he won the Tour of Flanders after a solo attack on the Oude Kwaremont and holding off the rest of the field over the remaining 55 kilometres (34 mi).[48] Gilbert became the first rider in twenty years to win both the Tour of Flanders and Liège-Bastogne-Liège in his career. Two weeks after that he won the Amstel Gold Race for a fourth time and became the third rider to win the Tour of Flanders and Amstel Gold Race in the same year. The other two are Jan Raas and Eddy Merckx. It was later revealed that he won the race despite riding for the last 130 kilometers of the race with a minor kidney tear. The injury required treatment in hospital after the race, and ruled him out of Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.[49]

Gilbert leading Nils Politt at the 2019 Paris-Roubaix

2018 seasonEdit

In Stage 16 of the 2018 Tour de France, Gilbert was involved in a spectacular crash in a downhill section where he went over a wall, suffering lacerations and fracturing his kneecap. This was the same road where Fabio Casartelli died in the 1995 Tour de France. Gilbert climbed back onto his bike and rode the remaining 57 kms to the finish in Bagnères-de-Luchon, earning him the Most Combative Rider award but ending his tour.[50]

2019 seasonEdit

In April 2019, Gilbert won Paris-Roubaix in a sprint ahead of Nils Politt, thereby raising his career's total number of monument titles to five.[51] During the 2019 Vuelta a España, Gilbert won stage 12 to Bilbao, after dropping his breakaway companions to reach the finish alone.[52] On stage 17 into Guadalajara, Gilbert was again victorious. In a stage marked by crosswinds, his team forced the pace and allowed him to win the sprint finish. The average speed of 50.63 km/h (31.46 mph) marked the fastest ever road stage over 200 km (120 mi) in a Grand Tour.[53]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

Tour de l'Avenir
1st   Points classification
1st Stage 9
1st   Overall Paris–Corrèze
1st Stage 3 Tour Down Under
2nd Paris–Brussels
1st Overall French Road Cycling Cup
1st Trophée des Grimpeurs
1st Tour du Haut Var
1st Polynormande
1st Stage 4 Four Days of Dunkirk
1st Stage 2 Tour Méditerranéen
2nd Grand Prix de Wallonie
1st Omloop Het Volk
1st Grand Prix de Wallonie
1st Grand Prix de Fourmies
1st Stage 2 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st Stage 7 Eneco Tour
2nd Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
2nd Trophée des Grimpeurs
2nd Le Samyn
2nd Grand Prix d'Isbergues
1st Stage 1 Tour du Limousin
2nd Le Samyn
1st   Overall Vuelta a Mallorca
1st Paris–Tours
1st Omloop Het Volk
1st Trofeo Mallorca
1st Trofeo Soller
1st Le Samyn
1st   Mountains classification Tour Down Under
2nd Brabantse Pijl
3rd Milan–San Remo
1st   Overall Ster Elektrotoer
1st Stage 4
1st Giro di Lombardia
1st Paris–Tours
1st Gran Piemonte
1st Coppa Sabatini
1st Stage 20 Giro d'Italia
1st GP José Dubois
3rd Tour of Flanders
4th Amstel Gold Race
4th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
6th Road race, UCI World Road Championships
9th UCI World Ranking
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 3 & 19
Held   after Stages 3–7
1st Giro di Lombardia
1st Amstel Gold Race
1st Gran Piemonte
1st Stage 1 Tour of Belgium
2nd UCI World Ranking
3rd Gent–Wevelgem
3rd Tour of Flanders
3rd Liège–Bastogne–Liège
5th Brabantse Pijl
6th La Flèche Wallonne
9th Milan–San Remo
1st UCI World Tour
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st   Overall Tour of Belgium
1st Stage 3
1st   Overall Ster ZLM Toer
1st Stage 4
Tour de France
1st Stage 1
Held   after Stage 1
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège
1st Amstel Gold Race
1st La Flèche Wallonne
1st Clásica de San Sebastián
1st Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
1st Montepaschi Strade Bianche
1st Brabantse Pijl
1st Grand Prix de Wallonie
1st Stage 1 Volta ao Algarve
2nd Overall Eneco Tour
1st Stage 3
3rd Milan–San Remo
3rd Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
8th Giro di Lombardia
9th Tour of Flanders
9th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 5
UCI Road World Championships
1st   Road race
2nd   Team time trial
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 9 & 19
3rd La Flèche Wallonne
6th Amstel Gold Race
1st Stage 12 Vuelta a España
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Brabantse Pijl
3rd Overall Tour of Belgium
5th Amstel Gold Race
5th Grand Prix d'Isbergues
7th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
9th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
10th Grand Prix de Wallonie
1st   Overall Ster ZLM Toer
1st Prologue & Stage 3
1st   Overall Tour of Beijing
1st Stage 2
1st Brabantse Pijl
1st Amstel Gold Race
1st   Mountains classification Tour de Picardie
3rd Classic Sud-Ardèche
4th Overall Tour of Belgium
1st   Points classification
4th London–Surrey Classic
6th Grand Prix of Aargau Canton
7th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
7th Overall Eneco Tour
7th Giro di Lombardia
8th Roma Maxima
8th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
9th La Drôme Classic
10th La Flèche Wallonne
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 12 & 18
1st Grand Prix Pino Cerami
2nd Overall Tour du Haut Var
1st   Points classification
2nd Clásica de San Sebastián
3rd Brabantse Pijl
4th Overall Eneco Tour
7th Overall Tour de Wallonie
1st Stage 3
7th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
8th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
8th Overall Dubai Tour
9th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
10th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
10th Amstel Gold Race
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Vuelta a Murcia
1st GP José Dubois
2nd Overall Tour de Luxembourg
1st   Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 4
6th Overall Dubai Tour
6th Tre Valli Varesine
8th Overall Arctic Race of Norway
6th Gran Piemonte
1st   Overall Three Days of De Panne
1st   Sprints classification
1st Stage 1
1st Tour of Flanders
1st Amstel Gold Race
1st Stage 2 Tour de Suisse
1st   Combination classification Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
2nd Dwars door Vlaanderen
2nd E3 Harelbeke
4th Overall Tour of Belgium
9th Overall BinckBank Tour
  Combativity award Stage 5 Tour de France
1st Grand Prix d'Isbergues
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2nd Le Samyn
2nd E3 Harelbeke
3rd Tour of Flanders
3rd Vuelta a Murcia
5th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
8th Paris–Tours
  Combativity award Stage 16 Tour de France
1st Paris–Roubaix
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 12 & 17
  Combativity award Stage 12
3rd Halle–Ingooigem
4th Road race, National Road Championships
8th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
10th Overall Tour La Provence
1st Stage 3

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 32 DNF 97 39
  Tour de France 70 110 DNF 112 38 46 62 DNF DNF
  Vuelta a España 69 DNF 54 50 59 DNF 45 DNF 32
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

Classics resultsEdit

This table shows Gilbert's results in the great classics and the World Road Race Championships.

Monument 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Milan–San Remo 14 6 32 21 3 23 9 3 87 32 13 55 29 75 68
Tour of Flanders DNF 25 15 3 3 9 75 1 3 DNF
Paris–Roubaix 52 15 1
Liège–Bastogne–Liège DNF 40 38 16 92 4 3 1 16 7 8 36 31 58
Giro di Lombardia 74 1 1 8 DNF 20 7 33 34 27
Classic 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 21 1 11 1 15 26 43 31 8 DNF 13 5 8
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne 17 49 61
Strade Bianche Race did not exist 1 48 36
E3 Harelbeke DNF 7 DNF 48 2 2 11
Gent–Wevelgem 29 45 62 3 36 39 42 17 22
Dwars door Vlaanderen 76 2 DNF
Brabantse Pijl DNF 2 9 5 1 12 2 1 3 15
Amstel Gold Race 34 69 29 4 1 1 6 5 1 10 81 1 13 30
La Flèche Wallonne 69 21 19 35 6 1 3 15 10 DNF 91 24
Clásica de San Sebastián 84 89 43 1 27 DNF 2 58 DNF
Paris–Tours 33 12 25 13 27 1 1 63 67 8
UCI Road World Championships 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Road race DNF DNF 77 92 8 15 6 18 17 1 9 7 10 17
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


Gilbert was accused of abusing cortisone by an anonymous former Lotto teammate during his dominant period with Omega Pharma–Lotto, an allegation which the Belgian vehemently denies.[54]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Belgian Sportsman of the year: 2009, 2010, 2011
  • National Trophy for sporting merit: 2009
  • Velo d'Or: 2011
  • Crystal Bicycle: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Flandrien Award: 2009, 2010, 2011
  • AIJC trophy: 2009


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