Philippe Gilbert eyeing a ride in the 2015 cobbled classics

Belgian rider craving a return to the cobbles as he aims for victories in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix

Philippe Gilbert (BMC) says that he is eager to ride the cobbled classics in 2015, and would even sacrifice his chances in the likes of Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Amstel Gold Race to do well in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.

The former world champion hasn't raced either of the two cobbled monuments since finishing 75th at Flanders in 2012, and wants to prepare by riding semi-classics Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, having won the latter twice in 2006 and 2008.

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