Gilbert named Belgian rider of the year

Philippe Gilbert's success this season has been acknowledged by his compatriots, after he was named Belgian cyclist of the year at the Flandrien 2009 award ceremony in Belgium on Saturday. A jury of Belgian team managers and media personalities elected the Silence-Lotto rider as the nation's top professional rider, ahead of Quick Step teammates Tom Boonen and Stijn Devolder. Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) was also named the top international professional.

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