Gilbert's holiday wishes: San Remo, Flanders and Tour GC

Philippe Gilbert on podium, Tour de France 2011, stage one

Belgian pro Philippe Gilbert eyes the new year and future with team BMC Racing. His goal, according to an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, is to complete his palmarès with cycling's biggest races: the Milan-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders and the Tour de France.

"I want a big classic," he said of 2012. "I would like to win San Remo and Flanders, but also a second Liège-Bastogne-Liège."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.