In Sanremo, Gilbert tried almost everything … without ever winning
We take a look back at the sixteen attempts by Liégeois on the Primavera, the only monument missing from its incredible track record.
This race has always been in his sights. Milan-Sanremo is also the monument in which Philippe Gilbert participated the most since there were 16 bibs against 15 in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, 12 during the Tour of Lombardy, 11 in the Tour of Flanders and … 3 in Paris-Roubaix.
Since the start of his career, Gilbert has only missed the Primavera twice, in 2003, when he was neopro, and in 2016, due to a respiratory infection.
Attendance that does not rhyme with success since the Classicissima is the only monument missing from its prize list. Back on his 16 failed attempts.
2004: offensive for his debut