Philippe Gilbert's cycling dream team

Lotto Soudal’s Philippe Gilbert is the picture of concentration on the stage 5 time trial at the 2020 Volta ao Algarve
Lotto Soudal’s Philippe Gilbert is the picture of concentration on the stage 5 time trial at the 2020 Volta ao Algarve (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

With the Tour of Flanders normally having been done and dusted across the weekend just gone – but in reality postponed until some point later in the season due to the coronavirus crisis – and with the similarly postponed Paris-Roubaix otherwise having been on the horizon for the weekend coming, we're bringing you the dream teams of some of the most influential figures in cycling in lieu of any real racing.

Here, we present 'Monuments master' Philippe Gilbert's choice for his eight-rider dream team and, as per our rules, the Belgian has wisely picked himself to be one of them. The new Lotto Soudal signing, who's won four out of the sport's five biggest one-day races during his career – the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Il Lombardia – and is only missing Milan-San Remo from his palmarès, has picked a powerful pack of riders past and present who, were Gilbert's team to be real, would surely be able to help him race to his fifth and final Monument.

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