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Philippe Gilbert wins Het Volk road race for 2nd time

Philippe Gilbert wins Het Volk road race for 2nd time

Philippe Gilbert won the Het Volk road race for the second time after dominating the final quarter of the 199-kilometer (124-mile) event on Saturday.
Gilbert, riding for the Francaise de Jeux team, finished in 4 hours, 47 minutes, 28 seconds. The Belgian also won in 2006.
Gilbert was 55 seconds ahead of countryman Nick Nuyens, another former winner who finished second. Thor Hushovd of Norway was third, more than a minute behind Gilbert.
"This was my best win so far," said Gilbert, after taking the 63rd edition of the traditional Belgian season opener.
The race started and finished in the northern city of Ghent.


Updated : 2021-05-15 22:54 GMT+08:00