Philippe Gilbert focused on Roubaix and Milan-San Remo glory in 'strive for five' quest

Four-time Monument winner looking to add French and Italian Monument victories to his palmarès

Philippe Gilbert celebrate winning the 2017 Tour of Flanders

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Philippe Gilbert has highlighted his ambitious challenge of winning all five Monuments before he calls time on his illustrious career.

Speaking to Cycling Weekly at the Quick-Step Floors training camp in Calpe, Spain, the Tour of Flanders champion reinforced his desire to rack up more one-day success with the Belgian outfit.

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Paul Knott is a fitness and features writer, who has also presented Cycling Weekly videos as well as contributing to the print magazine as well as online articles.  In 2020 he published his first book, The Official Tour de France Road Cycling Training Guide (Welbeck), a guide designed to help readers improve their cycling performance via cherrypicking from the strategies adopted by the pros.