Philippe Gilbert hoping for race return before end of 2018 season after Tour de France crash

The Belgian is aiming for a return to racing at one-day Classic Paris-Tours

Philippe Gilbert after a crash on stage 16 of the 2018 Tour de France (ASO)

First time on the bike after my crash 🚴 Hope to be back in action this year 💪🏼 #TheWolfpack

— PHILIPPE GILBERT (@PhilippeGilbert) August 9, 2018

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).