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Old 10-22-12, 03:35
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so true, break your leg and you should be winning GTs in the same yeh duh.
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Old 10-24-12, 19:04
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The Dutch media are interesting in this regard... constantly pressing for the Dutch GC guys to start in Giro and Vuelta, but when push comes to shove all they care about is the Tour.

But Van Houwelingen himself is reportedly getting sacked as well, so who cares what he thinks.
maybe the NOS will change and broadcast the giro if gesink really goes for it. Im still watching Sporza, but it is a good thing if the new Rabo finally sent a decent team to the giro instead of the crap teams most of the last 17 years...

If Gesink and his team are interested in winning something, they should stop their obsession with the tour.
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Old 10-24-12, 19:13
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the tour is only race interesting for a sponsor so obviously next year will be even more focus on the tour to get a new sponsor
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Gesink in "shock" : http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/gesi...-rabobank-news

Clearly upset that his cushy days underperforming at Rabobank are over, time to man up!
this is a good post
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Old 10-24-12, 19:15
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so true, break your leg and you should be winning GTs in the same yeh duh.
this excuse again? I remember last year when he broke his leg EVERYONE agreed that by next years tour he should be back to normal level, including gesink self, doctors, rabo and fanboys here.
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Old 10-24-12, 19:18
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this excuse again? I remember last year when he broke his leg EVERYONE agreed that by next years tour he should be back to normal level, including gesink self, doctors, rabo and fanboys here.
good...were it not that your memory fails you harder than an alzheimer patient.

doctors said it could take up to a full year before he regained all his power in his right leg. So kthxbye...

maybe do less drugs so you remember things properly, lol
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Old 10-24-12, 23:35
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this excuse again? I remember last year when he broke his leg EVERYONE agreed that by next years tour he should be back to normal level, including gesink self, doctors, rabo and fanboys here.
they were stupid then and like you share an ignorance of the human body.
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Old 10-25-12, 00:00
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the tour is only race interesting for a sponsor so obviously next year will be even more focus on the tour to get a new sponsor
Exactly,they will put all the eggs in the Tour basket just to try and get a new sponsor. Can't blame them for that.
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I suggest you watch Montreal 2010 or Quebec 2011

Especially Quebec 2011 where on a short 400m hill he even put Gilbert in slight trouble.
How do you explain that?
And how do you explain him dropping Vanendert on the Redoute in his first year as Pro?

Gesink can be 'explosive' when he wants to be, just never in the biggest races, because those guys (rodriguez/gilbert/evans etc) are even more explosive
Quebec 2011 Gesink caught a seriously undergeared Gilbert off guard, and in 2007 beating Vanendert and Hoste () on the Redoute isn't the biggest indicator of explosiveness.

How do you explain he was distanced by Gilbert on the final climb in Quebec? Do you realize Gesinks max sprint power is possibly only half that of Gilbert, judging both's hill capacities?
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Old 12-22-12, 18:51
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Quebec 2011 Gesink caught a seriously undergeared Gilbert off guard, and in 2007 beating Vanendert and Hoste () on the Redoute isn't the biggest indicator of explosiveness.

How do you explain he was distanced by Gilbert on the final climb in Quebec? Do you realize Gesinks max sprint power is possibly only half that of Gilbert, judging both's hill capacities?
I think back in 2007 there was a regrouping behind Gesink, so in whatever position Hoste finished doesn't really matter.

If I remember correctly, in Quebec he was in Leukemans' wheel, and Leukemans had to let go of Gilbert. So Gesink had to close a gap, that's an error of positioning, not explosiveness.

Look, Gesink is not a naturally super-explosive rider, but it all depends on who you compare him with. The number of times he did well in semi-classics and Tirreno and suchlike, that's not all because his opponents were undergeared
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