Philippe Gilbert before Milan - San Remo: 'If I put stress on myself it's only bad for me'

The Belgian couldn't be more relaxed before a day that he says could take his career into 'another dimension' if he seals his fifth different Monument

Philippe Gilbert (Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Despite acknowledging his career would take on "another dimension" if he takes his fifth different Monument at Milan - San Remo, Philippe Gilbert is refusing to let the pressure get to him.

Ever since he won the 2019 edition of Paris-Roubaix, the Lotto-Soudal rider has fielded questions as to whether he can become only the fourth rider in history to win all five of the greatest one-day Classics.

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