Gilbert hanging onto hope ahead of Tour of Flanders

Philippe Gilbert 2012

BMC Racing Team will face Sunday's Tour of Flanders with star riders Philippe Gilbert and Thor Hushovd short on form and confidence.

The team's two biggest stars have both been hit by illness and indifferent performances this spring: Hushovd fell sick after Paris-Nice, Gilbert has suffered teeth problems.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.