Gilbert won last week Sunday, Paris-Roubaix. He then returned to Monaco. "I have incredibly many good reactions on my victory, so much that it was impossible to get them all to answer," he said at a press conference in Lanaken. "What I this week have done? I have the first of what feel free, but still a lot of training with the eye on the match of Sunday."
Gilbert already has some race days will be oddly on the counter. He Is still fresh enough for a new hatch on Sunday? "Yes, I think so," he said. "I am the season of calm started (in the Tour de la Provence, February 14). That I still felt in the Circulation, but that now offers advantages. I'm still fresh enough, and still very focused on what comes."
The Amstel, has he already has four times won, against a fifth victory, says Gilbert, no, no. "Certainly not", he responded. "It is a beautiful course, one that suits me. We are going to make.” Deceuninck-Quick Step starts with two team leaders Sunday: Julian Alaphilippe and Philippe Gilbert. "We do it like in the kasseiklassiekers," says Gilbert. “We start with several advantages. That gives you multiple opportunities, offers advantages over the other teams and it also gives confidence: you know that someone from the team can win."