2011 seems to be the year that Omega Pharma-Lotto’s Philippe Gilbert needs only decide he’s going to win a race to make it so. Unstoppable thus far this year, he’s just become Champion of Belgium. As a result of his win, he gets to wear the Belgian driekleur as he heads in to a Tour de France many are expecting him to dominate in the first week.
Actual picture of Gilbert in the new kit here: http://pezcyclingnews.com/cgi/gallerypicget.asp?pic=http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/races11/tdf11/preview-phil.jpg
I'm not Belgian, but I like it :)
Simple – more about the colors than anything else. i like it!
Oh boy, will we see head-to-head battles between the Swiss, Belgian, and French champs in the 2012 spring classics?? I approve! And it's merely 246 days to Het Volk er, Het Nieuwsblad!
The Belgian champion's jersey is often my favorite, and the Quick Step version of the champ's kit Stein Devolder and Tom Boonen wore was pretty sweet, too.