Gilbert on top in Ster ZLM
Philippe Gilbert claimed victory in the penultimate stage of the Ster ZLM Tour to take the overall lead.
Gilbert outsprinted Nikki Terpstra (Quick Step) for his 10th win of the season at the end of a ride from Verviers to La Gileppe.
An eight-man break, featuring Gilbert, had formed ahead of the two 16.2km finishing circuits around the reservoir at La Gileppe with Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Cervelo) and Joost Van Leijen (Vacansoleil-DCM) following the leading two home after the uphill finish.
Gilbert takes the GC lead from prologue winner Patrick Gretsch (HTC-Highroad) and is one second ahead of Terpstra with Navardauskas third a further 11 seconds back going into Sunday's flat 191km stage from Etten to Leur.