Philippe Gilbert: 'I've been in Sagan's situation... you've just got to ride smarter and stronger'

Gilbert says he empathises with Sagan's situation, but says he shouldn't be so vocal in his complaints

Philippe Gilbert and Peter Sagan at the 2018 E3 Harelbeke (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) should just race smarter and stronger, and complain less, says former world champion and rival Philippe Gilbert.

Gilbert is part of the mighty Quick-Step Floors team that won the Tour of Flanders on Sunday with Niki Terpstra. Afterwards, Sagan complained that no one would work with him to pull back Terpstra.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.