Gilbert to Rejoin the Peloton in Luxembourg
Philippe Gilbert will make his return to racing with BMC Racing Team when the SkodaTour de Luxembourg gets underway on Wednesday.
Sports Director Jackson Stewart said that BMC Racing Team is fielding a strong squad for the 5-day stage race.
“We will be taking a strong, well-balanced roster to the SkodaTour de Luxembourg with experienced riders such as Philippe Gilbert and Jempy Drucker, who will be racing on home soil. We will also be looking for equal success from the four younger riders on the squad. Everyone is coming into this race following some good weeks of preparation and we are looking forward to being competitive in Luxembourg.”
Philippe Gilbert is looking forward to getting back in the peloton after recovering from a fractured finger.
“I am very happy to be back racing again and I am looking forward to lining up at the the SkodaTour de Luxembourg for the first time in my career. I have a lot of friends and fans in Luxembourg and my family are originally from Liège which is not too far away so they will be able come to see me and that gives me more motivation to be strong and do my best.”
SkodaTour de Luxembourg (1 – 5 June)
Rider roster: Tom Bohli (SUI), Marcus Burghardt (GER), Jempy Drucker (LUX), Floris Gerts (NED), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Peter Velits (SVK), Loïc Vliegen (BEL)
Sport director: Stewart Jackson (USA).