Philippe Gilbert announces retirement at end of 2022 season

Lotto Soudal’s Philippe Gilbert pushes the pace at the 2020 Tour de Wallonie
Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Philippe Gilbert (Lotto Soudal) has announced that he will retire from cycling at the end of the 2022 season, bringing to a close what will be a 20-year pro career.

The Belgian, who is set to return to racing at La Flèche Wallonne after a short break, made his announcement at Amstel Gold Race, citing a desire to spend more time with his family and the sacrifices he has made during his career as reasons to stop.

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