Gilbert's book came out, some interesting anecdotes in the newspaper:
- Boonen said to Gert Steegmans, who later told it to Gilbert, that if Gilbert dropped him on the little hill at the Belgian championship he'd quit cycling.
He also called it his best performance of the season in terms of technique and tactics.
- He crashed 2 days before la Flèche Wallonne when he was doing a wheelie. He landed on his back and his elbow. His elbow was covered with bandages at the pre-race press conference of La Flèche Wallonne, but apparently no one bothered asking about it.
- After the finish in Cap Fréhel Greipel was very angry at Gilbert. He said to him "you're an egoist, you only ride for your self, and you never do something for someone else". Gilbert sent him walking and took a shower. When Marc Sergeant returned, Gilbert told him that he wouldn't start the next day because he didn't like Greipel's insinuations. But in the end Marc Sergeant managed to reconcile the two and then some story about how he helped Greipel at the hills by pushing him up.
- He got the news that OPL was going to split the day after his victory at Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Dirk Messens, the juridical director of the Nationale Loterij, pressured him to sign a contract with Lotto that very same day. He called it his "worst day of 2011".
The book isn't about what happens during the races, but more anecdotal stories of what happened outside the races. Should be an interesting read.