Gilbert claims last Avenue de Grammont victory in Paris-Tours

Philippe Gilbert (Silence-Lotto)

Philippe Gilbert (Silence-Lotto) (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)

Philippe Gilbert became the first rider to win Paris-Tours twice in a row since Nicola Minali in 1995 and 1996, and now they will be the only riders to have done so on the 2.6km long avenue de Grammont which was until today the longest straight road for the finale of a big cycle race.

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