What do you think? Afwul season so far yet wants full support at the worlds. If not Gilbert then who should Belgium build the team around? And if he won't work for someone else should he be picked?
Think I agree with this. Would be a very strange situation though if his first win after winning the rainbow jersey is for another rainbow jersey.Netserk said:He is by far Belgium's best bet for a medal/win. His form is on the rise, and I think he will be near (but not at) the same level he had a year ago in Valkenburg.
So yes, I do think he deserves full backing.
murali said:i dont know whether gilbert had ever had a worse season than this one. Nothing is working for him, even when he is having good legs.
Afrank said:Yes, he hasn't really done too much this season to earn full support. But who else do Belgian have that can contend? A quick look at CQ shows the top belgians are GVA (not likely to do much on this course), Bakenlants (not an elite climber that can hang in with the best, maybe a good bet for a early break), Roelandts, Meersman, Leukemans, etc. (petty much classics riders and sprinters that aren't likely to do much on this course).
So Gilbert is pretty much their best bet, wouldn't be much point in giving someone else full leadership over him.
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