Gilbert and Van Avermaet to co-lead for BMC at Brabantse Pijl

On the eve of last year's Brabantse Pijl - or Flèche Barabançonne in French - Philippe Gilbert already had three victories to his name and was about to achieve a legendary quadruple by taking the Brabantse Pijl as well as all three Ardennes Classics that come after it. This season however, the Belgian is struggling to come up to form following several health issues: a virus, then a tooth infection and a crash at Milan-San Remo.

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