Gilbert will race 2013 Amgen Tour, but may sit out the Tour de France - VeloNews

Published on Jan 24, 2013

ADELAIDE, Australia (VN) – World champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing) will race the Amgen Tour of California this year, but is uncertain to start the Tour de France.

Gilbert told VeloNews that a first-ever appearance at the Tour of California would be part of an ambitious calendar in his rainbow-jersey season.

"I have never been to the USA before, so I am looking forward to racing in America," Gilbert said. "I do not know about the Tour. I want to be good for the spring classics and the world championships. There are others on the team who can do well in the Tour."

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By: Andrew Hood / VeloNews
Published: January 23, 2013