Michael Matthews, Phil Gil and Tony Gallopin.
One of the enjoyable aspects of cycle racing is watching an old hero return to his winning ways. That's what happened to Philippe Gilbert today as he won the one-day classic Brabantse Pijl. He previously won this race as during his magical 2011. Now, the Ardennes trio of races are upcoming. And, something tells me that the Boar of the Ardennes is just sharpening his fangs.
This is big for my morale, and helps ahead of the Ardennes Classics. We will have to wait until LBL to make our conclusions. If I win today and not in the upcoming three races, it's not a good classics season.
- Philippe Gilbert
Phil Gil is back!
Sunday is the Amstel Gold Race..