Rider Interview: World champion, National champion, multi-Classics and Grand Tour stage winner; Philippe Gilbert has a full palmarès. PEZ-man, Alastair Hamilton, made his yearly trip up the Spanish coast to have a word with the BMC puncheur.
Rider Interview: World and National champion, Classics winner, Grand Tour stage winner and always a man to watch in just about any race. Our man in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, caught up with Philippe Gilbert at BMC's pre-Christmas training camp to get his opinions on many subjects.
Philippe Gilbert Interview: After his phenomenal 2011 season Philippe Gilbert has not been hitting the high points, excluding a World road championship, but after a relaxing winter he is back; strong and motivated. Milan-Sanremo and the Ardennes Classics are his goal and maybe another year in the rainbow jersey, but the big question is; will he grow a beard? Find out here.
Tejay van Garderen, winner of the Amgen Tour of California, headlines the BMC Racing Team's roster for the Tour de Suisse, June 8-16.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Andrew Fenn won 171km Gullegem Koerse — a home race for OPQS — alone on Tuesday.
BMC Racing Team's Philippe Gilbert and Greg Van Avermaet headline the squad's roster for Ronde van België (Tour of Belgium). Gilbert is a past winner (2011), while Van Avermaet has twice finished runner-up (2008 and 2011) for the five-day race that begins Wednesday.