15 August 2011

Philippe Gilbert takes on a new jersey

Philippe Gilbert won the Belgian National Time Trial Championships today
Remember how much fun it was to track Gilbert during the 2011 Tour de France as he changed jerseys from day today? Well today Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) added another jersey to his 2011 arsenal - he now owns a 2011 Belgian National Time Trial Champion jersey. 
Philippe Gilbert
Philippe Gilbert wins in 2011 - overall race leader/winner:
Liège–Bastogne–Liège 2011
Clásica de San Sebastián 2011
Brabantse Pijl 2011
Amstel Gold Race 2011
La Flèche Wallonne 2011
Montepaschi Strade Bianche 2011
Ster ZLM Toer 2011
Tour of Belgium 2011 
Belgian Championships:
National Road Race Champion 2011
National Time Trial Champion 2011
Jerseys worn by Philippe Gilbert in the 2011 Tour de France: 
Stage 1: yellow
Stage 2: green (and polka dot)
Stage 3: polka-dot
Stage 4: Belgian National
Stage 5: green
Stage 6: green
Stage 7: Belgian National
Stage 8: green
Stage 9: green
Stage 10: green
Stages 11-21: Belgian National 
Also read Gilbert won in his backyard more about his 2011 wins in Belgium, and a short rider profile. 
Philippe Gilbert could be transferring to a new team in 2012. His former team of Omega-Pharma Lotto has merged with Quickstep. Gilbert might need a new team, but he will definitely now need a new time trial bike in the color scheme of his 2011 Canyon road bike. But who knows what kind of bike he will be riding in 2012.
Philippe Gilbert's road bike, Photo by BikeRadar.com
See a list of the other 2011 National Champions: The New 2011 National Champions of cycling