Gilbert confident after World Championships recon

Philippe Gilbert leads overall, Vuelta a Espana 2010, stage six

Belgian Philippe Gilbert is smiling a lot ahead of the 2010 World Championships this week, and he has good reason. His country has a posh base in Torquay, Australia, with views of the Southern Ocean and to the north in Geelong, up the B100 road, he knows a favourable circuit waits.

"What I like is the finish, it is something for me," Gilbert said this morning. "I don't have to attack and finish solo, I will have a chance from of a small group. That gives me more confidence and takes some pressure of my shoulders."

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