Philippe Gilbert will aim for missing Milan-San Remo Monument to complete set in final season

But the Belgian isn't just focusing on the one-day race in his last year as a pro

Philippe Gilbert
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Philippe Gilbert will aim to complete his set of five Monuments with victory in Milan - San Remo this spring, in what will be his final season as a professional.

The 39-year-old has raced professionally for the past two decades, winning four of the five Monuments. Il Lombardia was his first, taking back-to-back wins in 2009 and 2010, before Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2011 and then a six-year wait for victory in the Tour of Flanders in 2017.

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