CASTELRAIMONDO, Italy (VN) ─ Classics star Philippe Gilbert didn't miss the decisive moment at Tirreno-Adriatico Sunday. Instead, the Omega Pharma-Lotto rider out-kicked a 13-rider group in Castelraimondo to capture stage 5 of the 'race of the two seas.'
Philippe Gilbert (Omega-Lotto) delivered a thrilling victory at the Monte Paschi-Strade Bianche race in Italy on Saturday.
Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) took his inaugural victory of the 2011 season in the opening stage of the Volta a Algarve on a day that was overshadowed by the return of Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Sungard).
Riders will face a longer, tougher course for Saturday’s season-closing Giro di Lombardi. Can defending champ Philippe Gilbert stay with the true climbers?
From Gilbert to Cavendish, a look at the favorites for the elite men's road race.
Philippe Gilbert, Oscar Freire and Simon Gerrans all like their chances in Sunday's elite men's race.
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Garmin's Tyler Farrar takes second on the stage.
Philippe Gilbert will lead Belgium's road team in Australia, with Stijn Devolder, Greg Van Avermaet and Bjorn Leukemans available.
Garmin-Slipstream's Tyler Farrar won the fifth stage of the Vuelta a España on Wednesday, outsprinting some of the best in the business
Omega Pharma-Lotto has been catching flack due its lackluster season that has included a paltry four victories.
The Omega Pharma-Lotto strongman attacks for the win in the final kilometer as a daylong break comes to naught.
Belgian team Omega Pharma-Lotto will race the Tour de France without star rider Philippe Gilbert and French rider Jean-Christophe Péraud.
Belgian Philippe Gilbert (Silence-Lotto) on Sunday won Paris-Tours for the second straight year. Gilbert beat compatriot Tom Boonen and Slovenia's Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) in a three-man dash for the line in the 230km semi-classic. Italian Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) finished fourth with Spaniard Oscar Freire fifth, some 20 seconds off the leading trio. For Gilbert the win brought a measure of revenge after Boonen pipped him to the Belgian championship in June.
Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert (FDJeux) won Het Volk for the second time in three years in the best style possible: with a dramatic solo victory. Gilbert, winner of the Belgian season opener in 2006, attacked a lead group of favorites on the Eikenberg climb with about 60km to go in the 199km course across the Belgian heartland of Flanders. [nid:72951]He then reeled in the day’s main breakaway that included Mike Friedman (Slipstream-Chipotle) and before attacking again with a punishing acceleration with 22km to go to solo home to victory.