Gilbert wins Grand Prix Cycliste in Quebec

Photo: Photo: Amanda Halm

Three racers face off in the Challenge Sprint Pro

Philippe Gilbert, a 29-year-old from Belgium took first in the Grand Prix Cycliste a 201 km, 16-lap race through the steep hills and narrow streets of Old Quebec.

Gilbert needed six points to secure the top spot in the Union Cycliste International (UCI) World Tour rankings and in his words, "complete his mission" last Friday.