Gilbert also admitted that it was difficult for the riders to maintain their performance levels without regular racing.
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"For riders it's hard because we obviously had all that momentum and we'd worked so hard. I was physically ready and after Paris-Nice I did my best training. I was ready for a great Milan-San Remo and the other races."
Despite the strange circumstances, Gilbert hopes that the second half of the season will see many races take place, but acknowledges the uncertain outlook for cycling.
"It's going to be different but beautiful. It's hard to say when we can race again. Of course I hope it's as soon as possible. The world is crazy at the moment and it's hard to predict anything," he stated.
"It could be really intense when we start again, and that's going to hard for the riders with little rest in between. We could have Monuments every weekend but honestly I'm used to that having raced from Harelbeke to Liege in the last few years. When racing starts again hopefully we can return to normal."