Philippe Gilbert

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Birthday
5, 1982
Birthplace
Verviers, Belgium
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
5, 1982 (age 37)
Birthplace
Verviers, Belgium

About

Belgian road bicycle racer who is a part of the UCI ProTour team Quick Step Floors. He has competed in several grand tours and single day races. He posts a variety of pictures of his training, riding, and other content to his over 190,000 Instagram followers. 

Before Fame

With a passion for racing and riding at a young age, he first turned professional in 2003 by joining FDJeux.com. With continued progression and racing experience, he earned the honor of Belgian Sportsman of the Year in 2009. In 2011 he competed in his first Tour de France. 

Trivia

He has won a variety of different races including an individual stage at the Tour de France in 2011 and multiple individual stages at the Giro d'Italia in 2015. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Verviers, Liège, Belgium. He married Patricia Gilbert and together they have two sons Alan and Alexandre. His younger brother is also a professional racing cyclist.  

Associated With

Other cyclists who come from Belgium and are known for their racing include Tom BoonenEtienne Dewilde, and Sven Nys.