Gilbert Given the All-Clear for Amstel Gold Race13. April 2016, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
Three-time winner Philippe Gilbert has been given the go ahead to race at Amstel Gold Race despite nursing a fractured finger.
Sports Director Valerio Piva said BMC Racing Team is looking for a good result following an eventful cobbled Classics campaign.
“Gilbert has been given the medical all-clear from our Chief Medical Officer, Dr Max Testa, which is good news because Amstel Gold is a special race for both Gilbert and BMC Racing Team and we hope to continue our previous success at the race.”
Despite the setback of fracturing his finger, Gilbert is motivated for the coming Ardennes races.
“I’ve had a disrupted start to the season with illness and injury so I hope to put all of this behind me and be at the front of the race on Sunday. I have been back on the bike in the last couple of days and put in a long session today so I’m confident that I’ll be in a good shape to race,” Gilbert admitted.
Amstel Gold Race (17 April)
Rider roster: Marcus Burghardt (GER), Alessandro De Marchi (ITA), Silvan Dillier (SUI), Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Ben Hermans (BEL), Samuel Sánchez (ESP), Dylan Teuns (BEL), Loïc Vliegen (BEL).
Sports Directors: Valerio Piva (ITA), Jackson Stewart (USA)