Philippe Gilbert to lead Deceuninck-Quick-Step at Il Lombardia
Oct 11 2019 01:58 am CET

Philippe Gilbert to lead Deceuninck-Quick-Step at Il Lombardia
Philippe Gilbert to lead Deceuninck-Quick-Step at Il Lombardia
Photo of Philippe Gilbert © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Deceuninck-Quick-Step will start at the last monument of the season Il Lombardia with a strong roster led by Philippe Gilbert.

Gilbert already knows what it's like to win in the Italian race as he took the victories in 2009 and 2010, and now he will return to lead the Belgian formation. Deceuninck-Quick-Step will start in the race as the leader of the UCI World Team Classification and will tackle its 243 kilometres with a strong line-up with Enric Mas, who will be its second option.

"We won two Monuments this year – Sanremo and Roubaix – and we are very motivated to end our European season with another strong performance in Lombardia, a beautiful race where we've tasted success several times," said sports director Davide Bramati.

"The route doesn't bring anything new, which means it's the same tough parcours that will end up making a serious selection by the time we'll approach the last climb, the Battaglia, which should be decisive, as was the case so many times in the past."

Deceuninck-Quick-Step's roster for Il Lombardia (October 12):

Eros Capecchi
Rémi Cavagna
Philippe Gilbert
Bob Jungels
James Knox
Enric Mas
Petr Vakoc




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