Gilbert appeals to Cookson for easing in number and difficulty of races

Philippe Gilbert (BMC) has issued a statement on his website addressing race organisers and the UCI saying that "there is a clear discrepancy between what the riders are able to manage and what is presented to us." Gilbert referenced the snow of Milan-San Remo and the extreme heat of the Tour of California whereby fans "were urged to stay put at home and not to make unnecessary journeys."

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