Retiring Philippe Gilbert ends 966-day drought without a win

The Belgian rider won the third stage at the 4 Jours de Dunkerque, his first victory since September 2019

Philippe Gilbert
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Phiilippe Gilbert crossed the finish line first at the 4 Jours de Dunkerque third stage today (Thursday) to end a 966-day period without a win.

Attacking with 500m remaining of the 170.1km third stage ride from Péronne to Mont-Saint-Éloi, Gilbert managed to hold on to the lead and secure his first victory in nearly three years. 

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