Belgian Philippe Gilbert proved again in 2017 that he was back to peak form when he claimed that year's Tour of Flanders, leaving just Paris-Roubaix and Milan-San Remo as the final cycling Monumnets to pick. (He'd eventually add Roubaix in 2019 - ed.)
Gilbert, resplendent in the Belgian champion's jersey and riding for Belgian powerhouse team Quick-Step Floors, soloed across the line in Oudenaarde after dispatching Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing), Niki Terpstra (Quick-Step Floors) and Dylan van Baarle (Cannondale-Drapac) from a select final group.
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