In our country, torrential rains in recent days have mainly affected the area around the Meuse Valley. Philip Gilbert watched wistfully as his native area was completely submerged in water.
“Everything is under control now, but there is a lot of damage. Fortunately, in my hometown of Aiwell, there was only material damage and no human casualties.”
“My family mainly lives in the hills, so they have fewer problems, but I know a lot of people who have been affected. It’s a disaster, isn’t it. It’s happening more and more.”
Anyway, the Gilbert family doesn’t give up, as they send those packages to the victims. “Last night my girlfriend filled a big box of clothes from me and my kids. She’s going to send it to Ewell.”
In Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert they are also influenced by events in our country. “We express our support to the many people affected by this bad weather, especially in Wallonia and the province of Liege, where many of our team partners are.”
“This is why our knights will wear a black mourning ensemble during the nineteenth stage of the tour as a tribute to all the flood victims in Belgium and Germany, among others.”