Philippe Gilbert is a god damn BALLER!
The man has no shortage of fans here at Drunkcyclist.
The Walloon fans of his home region carried Philippe Gilbert up the über-steep Mur de Huy Wednesday as he ran away with his third win in a row. The Omega Pharma-Lotto rider came onto the steepest section of the Mur at the front of the peloton and burst away from his rivals 400 meters from the line at La Flèche Wallonne.
What will this weekend bring?
With wins already this year at March’s Montepaschi Strade Bianchi, as well as De Brabanste Pijl and Amstel Gold race in the last seven days, Gilbert hasn’t been defeated in a hilly one-day race this season. Liège-Bastogne-Liège looms on Sunday and is now the only hilly classic the 28-year-old hasn’t won.
“Of course if I win on Sunday at Liège; it would be fantastic, but it’s still too far away,” he said. “I don’t want to think about that too much.” Id.
I can barely wait.by