'Why should I think about stopping now?' says Philippe Gilbert amid uncertainty over new contract

Gilbert says he will not speak in the media about a new contract, unlike his team boss Patrick Lefevere

Philippe Gilbert at the Amstel Gold Race 2019 (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Philippe Gilbert has said he is not yet ready to retire but does not currently know where he will race in the future with his contract with Deceuninck - Quick-Step set to expire at the end of the season.

The Belgian is still yet to talk to team boss Patrick Lefevere about his future, but has said he will not talk about a new contract through the media, which he has accused Lefevere of doing.

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