Philippe Gilbert seals overall victory at Three Days of De Panne; Durbridge wins final stage

Orica-Scott rider wins final stage by fractions of a second while Gilbert confirms overall vicotry

Philippe Gilbert

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) sealed overall victory in the Three Days of De Panne as Luke Durbridge (Orica-Scott) took a narrow victory on the final time trial stage.

Holding a 50 second lead over Matthias Brändle (Trek-Segafredo) going into stage 3b's 14.2km time trial, Gilbert was always favourite to confirm his overall victory, in the end conceding only 12 seconds to the former Hour Record holder.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.