Gilbert scoops Belgian award

2011-12-19 14:31

Dec 19 - Cycling world No 1 Philippe Gilbert was named Belgian sportsman of the year for the third time in a row after a season that saw him wear the Tour de France yellow jersey.

Gilbert, who also won a hat-trick of World Tour classic races with victories in the Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, beat Kevin Borlee, who clinched a bronze medal in 400 metres at the athletics world championships.