'I really believed I could do it' - Philippe Gilbert wins first race back after Tour de France crash

Gilbert took the top spot at the GP d'Isbergues, two months after he suffered a broken kneecap

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

Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) won the GP d'Isbergues in a "crazy" comeback after suffering a broken kneecap at the Tour de France.

Gilbert abandoned the Tour de France this July after crashing in the 16th stage to Bagnères-de-Luchon.

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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.