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After terrifying Tour crash, Gilbert is back on his bike

AFP  |  Brussels 

Belgian Philippe Gilbert, who broke a kneecap in a spectacular crash on the Tour de France, posted on that he has climbed back in the

"First time on the bike after my crash," he wrote on and

"Hope to be back in action this year."

Gilbert accompanied the post with a video that included him flying over a wall during a high-speed descent, giving a brief interview, showing off the scars on his left knee and riding a stationary bike.

The 36-year-old former road-race world champion crashed on the descent of Porte d'Aspet in the on July 24 and fell into a ravine. He was hospitalised in anticipating a long convalescence.

told the agency that Gilbert hoped to ride in the Tour of (October 9-14) and the Tour of Guangxi (October 16-21).

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 19:45 IST