Gilbert wants more after reigniting winning ways at 4 Jours de Dunkerque

DUNKERQUE FRANCE MAY 08 Philippe Gilbert of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal celebrates winning the Pink Leader Jersey on the podium ceremony after the 66th 4 Jours De Dunkerque Grand Prix Des Hauts De France 2022 Stage 6 a 1829km stage from Ardres to Dunkerque 4JDD on May 08 2022 in Dunkerque France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal) wins the overall at 4 Jours de Dunkerque (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

At the start of this week Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal) hadn’t clocked up a victory since 2019, now he has two. The 39-year-old added overall victory to his stage 3 win at the 4 Jours de Dunkerque on Sunday, and now that the winning feeling has returned the Belgian is keen to keep the run going.

“It makes me very happy,” said Gilbert after securing the final pink leader’s jersey at the French race. “I have had two difficult years with a lot of troubles and tough times, but I want to end my career on the highest level. 

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.