Philippe Gilbert ordered to pay former Omega Pharma-Lotto team €300,000

An ongoing legal dispute has culminated in the Belgian rider being told to return money to his former in employer

Belgian former world champion Philippe Gilbert must return €300,000 (£257,000) to the Omega Pharma-Lotto team, says a court this week in Ghent, Belgium.

The team paid Gilbert €715,000 (£613,000) in bonuses from the 2011 season assuming that he would race with the team in 2012. He signed with BMC Racing for that year, though.

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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.