Philippe Gilbert admits fifth Amstel Gold Race win unlikely in final appearance

Philippe Gilbert
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Philippe Gilbert lines up for his final appearance at Amstel Gold Race on Sunday and acknowledged that he is unlikely to equal Jan Raas’ record of five victories in the event. 

The Lotto Soudal rider was limited by illness earlier in the spring, although he recorded his best result of the year so far when he placed 10th at the Volta Limburg Classic last weekend. The Amstel Gold Race will be more of an emotional farewell than a shot at victory. 

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