I love how this dude races.
Philippe Gilbert is easily on my top five list of favorite riders. I love how his cycling spidey sense allows him to continually pull victory out of seemingly suicide late-game moves.
Case in point:
Today, stage one of the Volta ao Algarve. According to CyclingNews.com, "Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) won the opening stage of the Volta ao Algarve with a perfectly-timed attack in the final kilometre."
The results tell it all:
|1||Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto||4:36:36|
|2||Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team||0:00:05|
|3||André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto|
|4||Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo|
|5||Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team|
|6||Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard|
|7||John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad|
|8||Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack|
|9||Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne|
|10||Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team|
Look who finished second, third, fourth, and sixth. All of those dudes are BA sprinters...and Gilbert steals a victory out from under their noses.
That's how I want to win races, man. That's how I want to win races...