Philippe Gilbert doesn’t have nerves of steel. Steel is nervous about Philippe Gilbert.
Image source: http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/04/news/unbeatable-philippe-gilbert-takes-liege-bastongne-liege_169905.
There’s just no stopping the guy … even when he’s outnumbered two-to-one.
Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) capped off an impressive sweep of the Ardennes classics Sunday, easily out-sprinting the Leopard-Trek brother act of Fränk and Andy Schleck at the end of this year’s edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège.
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With his win, Gilbert, locked up a rare hat trick of victories in the tough Ardennes classics after his Flèche Wallonne win Wednesday followed victory at the Amstel Gold race a week ago.
“It’s the most beautiful day of my sporting life,” Gilbert said. “I shall appreciate every moment of this day. It’s a perfect race.”Id.
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I’ll post a video of the finale as soon as I come across one. Please feel free to post a link in the comment section if you find it first. Thanks in advance.
Happy Easter, everyone.
Update: Video of the last 3k care of ManFromTheMitten in the comment section. Thanks for the tip!by
last kilometer video near the bottom of this blog post:
there’s a tourist version of L-B-L in July, I’m very tempted; rode the 160km Ronde van Noord-Holland yesterday in my DC jersey (waiting on the pics) :)
I was so stoked to watch both L-B-L and Flèche Wallone, had ’em DVR’d from versus earlier in the week, then came home to see Stanley cup playoffs over both of my bike races. Hey Versus, fuck you and Canada both, eh?
The guy is unstoppable.
Versus will be showing their coverage at 2pm Mountain time today. Better late than never?
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