Gilbert in form to repeat

By Susan Westemeyer

Philippe Gilbert is optimistic about his chances of repeating his win in Omloop Het Volk this Saturday. "I am in form and I feel good," the 24 year-old Française des Jeux rider said to Sporza.

He reviewed the parcours on Wednesday, and noted that "it is almost the same as last year. I looked for obstacles, turns, and the direction of the wind."

Who does he see as his biggest rival in the race? "The danger can come from all sides," he is aware. "It was a mild autumn, so may Belgians and Dutch are in good shape. The danger on Saturday can come from anywhere, for example from lesser-known riders."

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