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Taylor Phinney (far left) and Philippe Gilbert met the media at the BMC Racing Team's press conference Thursday at the Sandton Hotel Broel. (Photo by Isaura Van Lancker.)
Taylor Phinney (far left) and Philippe Gilbert met the media at the BMC Racing Team's press conference Thursday at the Sandton Hotel Broel. (Photo by Isaura Van Lancker.)

Pre-Race Comments From Gilbert, Phinney

21. March 2013

World road champion Philippe Gilbert and Taylor Phinney of the BMC Racing Team shared their outlook ahead of two upcoming cobblestone races in Belgium during a press conference Thursday.

Phinney was the BMC Racing Team's best finisher (seventh) at Milan-San Remo on Sunday and has replaced Adam Blythe on the roster for E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke on Friday. Gilbert was third in the 2010 edition of Gent-Wevelgem, which is celebrating its 75th edition on Sunday.

Listen to the two comment about both races on the BMC Racing Team Audio Line.

Download the combined race sheet (PDF with roster, bios, statistics, etc.).

E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke roster (March 22):
Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Thor Hushovd (NOR), Klaas Lodewyck (BEL), Daniel Oss (ITA), Taylor Phinney (USA), Manuel Quinziato (ITA), Michael Schär (SUI), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL).

Gent-Wevelgem roster (March 24):
Philippe Gilbert (BEL), Thor Hushovd (NOR), Klaas Lodewyck (BEL), Daniel Oss (ITA), Taylor Phinney (USA), Manuel Quinziato (ITA), Michael Schär (SUI), Greg Van Avermaet (BEL).