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Philippe Gilbert wins worlds road race

Updated: September 23, 2012, 1:30 PM ET
Associated Press

VALKENBURG, Netherlands -- Philippe Gilbert of Belgium sprinted away on the closing Cauberg climb for victory in the men's road race Sunday at the Road Cycling World Championships, winning again on a hill he dominates like few other riders.

Gilbert, who has twice won the Amstel Gold Race in the same hilly Dutch province, showed his experience by waiting patiently before powering away from a large group, punching the air as he crossed the line on his own.

"I had time to enjoy those ...

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