Patrick Lefevere: Gilbert knew exactly what he had to do at Roubaix

Delighted 2019 Paris-Roubaix winner Philippe Gilbert and his Deceuninck-QuickStep manager Patrick Le

"When Philippe Gilbert extended his contract with us for two more years, he negotiated a bonus for Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo – the two Monuments that were missing from his palmarès," Deceuninck-QuickStep team manager Patrick Lefevere told the press after Gilbert won at Roubaix on Sunday . "That gives you an indication of the type of person he is," the Belgian continued. "He's very stubborn, and had this on his mind. "We were briefly worried last week when he got sick," Lefevere admitted. "But, at the age of 36, he knew exactly what he had to do. He saved all his energy for this week." Gilbert's victory meant that the Belgian has now won four of cycling's five Monuments . Only Milan-San Remo has continued to elude him, with wins at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the Tour of Flanders, Il Lombardia and now Paris-Roubaix in the bag. "He's a really special guy," Lefevere ...

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