Thank you for posting this link bianchigirl. It really affected me this morning, and leaves me with a bit of melancholy. Philippe Gilbert is one of my favorite riders, I am looking forward to watching him in the spring classics, as he seems to me an embodiment of what I think a pure cyclist is. He is a truly classy rider and rides with great style and panache.bianchigirl said:
As Paco-P posted earlier, which also grabbed my attention:
"When the joy of the thing is in doing the thing rather than in being celebrated for having done the thing, the latter seems unimportant."
A reflection of my sentiments exactly, and I also am guessing a part of what makes Gilbert such a charismatic rider.
Thank you both for your posts.