Gilbert takes Paris-Tours for second year running

Philippe Gilbert, Paris-Tours 2009

It's taken Philippe Gilbert several years to get the hang of Paris-Tours, but for the last two seasons there's been no stopping the Belgian in France's top Autumn Classic.

Already the winner of the Coppa Sabatini in Italy on Thursday, three days later Gilbert snapped up a far bigger prize when he roared across the finish lline at Tours ahead of fellow-breakaway Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and Vancansoleil's Borut Bozic.

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