"Three long years" at Lotto for Gilbert

Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto)

Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Taking into account his 18 victories this season, it was no surprise that Philippe Gilbert was once again honoured as the 'Flandrian of the year' on Sunday, for the third consecutive year. The poll conducted by Het Nieuwsblad clearly showed Gilbert in front of Nick Nuyens and Jelle Vandenert. While the Omega Pharma-Lotto rider admitted that his season has been "fantastic", he also evoked some difficulties he had had within the team.

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