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Gilbert aiming for hat-trick at Amstel Gold

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Former world champion Philippe Gilbert will set off in Sunday's Amstel Gold Race as one of the hot favourites for victory. 

Belgian Philippe Gilbert of BMC Racing Team celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 54rth edition of the Brabantse Pijl one-day cycling race, 203.1 km from Leuven to Overijse, on April 16, 2014

The 31-year-old Belgian, who won back-to-back Amstel races in 2010 and 2011, proved he is back on form after missing the cobbled Classics in the previous two weeks when he sprinted to victory in Wednesday's De Brabantse Pijl.

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