Philippe Gilbert describes his 'great disappointment' at missing out on Tour de France spot

The Belgian rode a solid spring campaign but was not selected for what would have been his 10th Tour de France appearance

Philippe Gilbert on stage seven of the Critérium du Dauphiné 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Philippe Gilbert has said not making Deceuninck - Quick-Step's selection for the upcoming Tour de France is a "great disappointmnent", with the Belgian missing out on what would have been his tenth French Grand Tour.

The 2019 Paris-Roubaix winner was hoping to make amends for his early exit from 2018's Tour, when he crashed on stage 16 and had to helped up after falling off the road.

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