Gilbert kickstarts 2019 season at Tour de la Provence

Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck - Quick-Step Team)

Philippe Gilbert will start his season at the Tour de la Provence next week, headlining a Deceuninck-QuickStep team that is looking to add to the four victories that they’ve already racked up in 2019. Gilbert is building towards the Classics where he hopes to revive his ‘strive for five’ challenge of winning all the monuments. This will be the first time that he has ridden the four-day Tour de la Provence, which begins on Thursday, February 14. Joining Gilbert will be Belgian national champion Yves Lampaert, who is also riding for the first time this season. The remainder of the team is a mixture of youth and experience with Rémi Cavagna, who started his season at the Tour Down Under, Kasper Asgreen and Florian Senechal, alongside Tim Declercq and Pieter Serry. Deceuninck-QuickStep have already been on the top step of the rostrum this season and they’re eyeing up a number ...

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