Philippe Gilbert

Philippe Gilbert ( born July 5, 1982 in Verviers ) is a Belgian racing cyclist and world road champion in 2012.


Philippe Gilbert began his professional career in 2003 with the team La Française des Jeux. Already in his first year as a professional he managed a victory by winning the ninth stage of the Tour de l' Avenir. In 2004 he was winner of the third stage of the Tour Down Under and won Paris -Corrèze. In 2005, he won the second stage of the Tour of the Mediterranean, in addition he took the overall victory in the Tour du Haut Var. He achieved another success in the second stage in Four Days of Dunkirk. He also won the Trophée des grimpeurs.

2005 Gilbert first participated in the Tour de France and won the fifth place at the ninth stage, when he finished second in the sprint of the peloton behind Stuart O'Grady. In 2009 he won in just ten days ( October 8 to October 17 ) with the Coppa Sabatini, Paris -Tours, Giro del Piemonte and the Giro di Lombardia four prestigious one-day cycling races, including two classics.

In 2010 Gilbert won the first victory for his team in the Amstel Gold Race. Other successes this season were stage wins at the Vuelta a España, and at the Tour of Belgium. He also won the Giro del Piemonte and again, the Tour of Lombardy.

2011 Philippe Gilbert won the Brabant Arrow and repeated his previous success at the Amstel Gold Race. Also in 2011 won Gilbert as the second driver ever in succession the three Ardennes spring classic Amstel Gold Race, La Flèche Wallonne and Liège -Bastogne -Liège and took victories at stages of the Algarve Tour and Tirreno- Adriatico and in the Monte Paschi Eroica, and was also Belgian Champion in the road race and time trial. He also won the overall classification of the Tour of Belgium and the opening stage of the Tour de France. In the annual final accounts he was the professional with the most wins in 2011 and was No. 1 on the individual assessment of the UCI World Tour 2011.

The 2011 resulting from high expectations could Gilbert after his move to BMC in 2012 do not meet. His first victory in 2012, he won until the end of August with a stage win in the Vuelta a España. At the end of the season he became world champion in the road race.


2011, Vélo d'Or ( Golden French = wheel) awarded the best driver of the year Philippe Gilbert from the French magazine Vélo. In the same year he became the third consecutive Belgian cyclist of the year.


  • 2002 La Française des Jeux ( Stagiaire )
  • 2003-2004
  • 2005-2008 La Française des Jeux
  • 2009 Silence-Lotto
  • 2010-2011 Omega Pharma-Lotto
  • 2012-2013 BMC Racing Team


  • A stage in the Tour de l' Avenir
  • Paris -Corrèze
  • A stage of Tour Down Under
  • A stage Mediterranean cruise
  • General Classification Tour du Haut Var
  • Trophée des grimpeurs
  • A stage Four Days of Dunkirk
  • Polynormande
  • Winner of the Coupe de France
  • Grand Prix de Wallonie
  • Grand Prix de Fourmies
  • A stage of Eneco Tour
  • A stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
  • Omloop Het Volk
  • A stage of the Tour du Limousin
  • Trofeo Mallorca
  • Trofeo Sóller
  • Omloop Het Volk
  • Le Samyn
  • Paris -Tours
  • A stage of the Giro d' Italia
  • A stage and Appreciation Ster Elektrotoer
  • Coppa Sabatini
  • Paris -Tours
  • Giro del Piemonte
  • Tour of Lombardy
  • Amstel Gold Race
  • A stage in Tour of Belgium
  • Two stages of the Vuelta a España
  • Giro del Piemonte
  • Tour of Lombardy
  • A stage in Tour of Algarve
  • Montepaschi Eroica
  • A stage of Tirreno- Adriatico
  • Brabant Arrow
  • Amstel Gold Race
  • La Flèche Wallonne
  • Liege -Bastogne- Liege
  • A stage and Appreciation Tour of Belgium
  • A stage and Ster ZLM Toer Appreciation
  • Belgian Champion - Road Race
  • A stage of the Tour de France
  • Clasica San Sebastian
  • A stage of Eneco Tour
  • Belgian Champion - Individual Time Trial
  • Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
  • Grand Prix de Wallonie
  • Two stages of the Vuelta a España
  • World Cup - Team Time Trial
  • World Champion in the road race
  • A stage in the Vuelta a España