Every year, the French bike mag Velo awards the Velo d’Or to the year’s best cyclist as voted upon by a jury of journalists from the international cycling community. Philippe Gilbert was this year’s recipient, far and away out-distancing himself from runner-up Cadel Evans and third place Mark Cavendish. Think about that for a moment: the winners of the Tour de France and World Championships finished well behind Gilbert in the voting! The results speak for themselves – you can read the full article from Cycling News HERE.
Here are a few video highlights from Gilbert’s 2011 campaign:
Ridiculous bottom-to-top attack on the Bosberg in this year’s Ronde. Definition of a devastating attack: when Cancellara pops and fades:
Interview with Gilbert before Liege:
Compilation of Gilbert’s Ardennes Classics Grand Slam: