Gilbert wins road race title

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VALKENBURG, Netherlands (AFP) –

Philippe Gilbert

Belgian’s rider Philippe Gilbert arrives at the start of the Men’s Elite UCI Road World Championships in Maastricht. Gilbert won the men’s cycling world road race title.

Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert won the men’s cycling world road race title here on Sunday.

The 30-year-old – who last year became only the second rider to win all three Ardennes one day classics in the same season – broke away on the final climb to come home clear of Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen while Alejandro Valverde of Spain took the bronze.

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