In the Tour de France last summer, he broke his kneecap, but passed the 60 kilometers to the target on the stage, before he was forced to go home.
Just two months later, he competed again, and now is Philippe Gilbert back at the absolute top.
beat the 24-year-old German Nils Politt from Katjusja in a spurtduell of the victory.
Thus, he has won four of the five major klassikerloppen in cycling. He just lacks the Milan–Sanremo.
– Slowly but surely approaching I am me, " says the 36-year-old.
both of the essayist, the queen and hell in the north. Of the total of 257 kilometers go 50 over the old, framgrävda, knaggliga cobbled walkways in the countryside in the north of France, scattered across 29 sections. The finish line is on the utomhusvelodromen in Roubaix.
Many have said that the cobbles are not for me. But I have won the tour of Flanders and now I have won here. I did a tactically good race, " says Gilbert.
the Team that brought down Armstrong: ”the Sport needed to be honest with himself.”