Gilbert looking for stability

Philippe Gilbert is not in a hurry to sign a contract for next year. The new King of Belgian Classics is giving potential teams enough time to sort out their long-term finances, as his manager, Vincent Wathelet, pointed out that Gilbert’s primary concern is a three-year deal and the stability that comes with it.

“According to the rumour mill, it’s already decided which jersey he will wear next year. But that’s nonsense,” Wathelet told Het Nieuwsblad. “We have time, and we also want to know how things stand for the projects of Lotto, Omega Pharma and Quick Step. Philippe wants financial guarantees over three seasons.”

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