Eight cyclists beat Gilbert's time at La Redoute

The veteran Belgian cyclist dared with the challenge of achieving the best time of the legendary Liege-Bastogne-Liege altitude although other cyclists improved their record.


Philippe Gilbert already looks to the return of the cycling season with Milan-San Remo as his main challenge, since the Belgian from the Lotto-Soudal will seek to win the Classicissima to join the select club of riders who have won at least once the five Cycling Monuments, which already include Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx and Roger de Vlaeminck.

As a warm-up for this challenge, Gilbert dared with the challenge of achieving the best time (or KOM) on Strava in La Redoute, one of the mythical peaks of Liège-Bastogne-Liège with its 1.5 kilometers at 10% slope average during the ascent. Gilbert achieved the best record on June 18 with a record of 4: 25.

However, just 11 days after this mark, several riders have improved their record at the mythical elevation. Bingoal rider - Wallonie Bruxelles Laurens Huys and Dutchman Gijs Leemreize of the Jumbo-Visma subsidiary are two of eight riders who have improved Gilbert's record with a time of 4:09, 16 seconds better than the rider of the Lotto-Soudal. We will see if Gilbert dares to regain his throne at La Redoute before seeking his great challenge at Milan-San Remo.



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