Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011

Philippe Gilbert doesn’t have nerves of steel. Steel is nervous about Philippe Gilbert.

Baller is as baller does.

Baller is as baller does.

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.

. . .

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.

La Redoute

YouTube Preview Image

Also, check out All cycling monuments are within the reach of Belgian rider and Madiot regrets losing Gilbert after launching his career at cyclingnews.com.

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!

YouTube Preview Image facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmailby feather

About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

6 thoughts on “Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011

  1. 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?

    Sigh.

  2. Versus will be showing their coverage at 2pm Mountain time today. Better late than never?