'Other teams talk only of the Tour, but here it's all about the Classics. It's in the team's DNA'

Having recently joined his native Belgian squad Quick-Step Floors, Philippe Gilbert says that the team has Classics racing built into it

Philippe Gilbert

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Philippe Gilbert, who won Tuesday's Three Days of De Panne stage one in Zottegem, Belgium, says that riding the cobbled Classics with Quick-Step Floors is unlike any other team.

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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.