Tour of Flanders: Philippe Gilbert wins prestigious title for first time

Philippe Gilbert

Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert produced a sensational solo ride to win the Tour of Flanders for the first time.

Gilbert, 34, broke clear of the field with around 54km remaining of the 260km one-day race in his homeland.

The Quick-Step Floors rider won by 28 seconds from compatriot Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing).

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