Growing up in Melbourne, Gilbert discovered the French newspaper clippings of his father’s cycling exploits. A passion began. Gilbert started racing BMX and track before taking more seriously to the road bike after completing his university studies in 2003. Pursuing a dream for racing in Europe for a team in his family’s region of Auvergne. His team included now, 4-time Tour de France rider Florian Vachon (Fortuneo-Samic) and one of France’s most exciting riders – Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors).
Gilbert returned to Australia in 2007, continuing to race for UCI Continental Teams. Gilbert works in many parts of the cycling industry, including retail and as a tour guide. He loves sharing his enthusiasm and passion for all things cycling.