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29 Aug 2016 17:30

Damn. It really looked like he's gonna make it at one point. Our Lord ain't got no love for poor Rob. Eventually it still was such a close call in his disfavor.

Good thing is: His shape looks more than just decently. Hopefully he's gonna try again for a stage win and maybe even polka dot on Thursday and Saturday. Gesink certainly was the strongest climber in todays breakaway. Pacing himself very well. So he shouldn't be afraid of De Gendt, Geniez, Fraile, Mate etc.

Would be supercool if he gets his stage win and reinvents himself in the very same way like Moncoutie did few years back at the Vuelta! All criticism apart, I'd be super happy for him. Especially after all that he's been through. I got very emotional today in front of the TV screen.
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29 Aug 2016 20:39

Poor Bobby, I thought he was gonna make it :(
Hopefully more breakaways coming in the second and third week.
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29 Aug 2016 21:51

Bobby G man what a boss _0_
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30 Aug 2016 09:53

SafeBet wrote:Poor Bobby, I thought he was gonna make it :(
Hopefully more breakaways coming in the second and third week.


Yes I was hoping he would win but Quintana was going too well. Still a nice performance.
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03 Sep 2016 16:05

Fortune is smiling to him now, so calling it now: Gesink to win the Tour!!! :D so excited for him, the unluckiest man on earth
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03 Sep 2016 16:06

When the dead sprint, Gesink has no equal
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03 Sep 2016 16:10

Deserving one today.It was the time to get a break from his misfortunes.
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03 Sep 2016 16:17

I really hope he's found his calling now
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03 Sep 2016 16:24

Fabulous ride and good tactics today. He really deserves this. Good to see he really found his legs this Vuelta as he almost didn't start at all.
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03 Sep 2016 16:25

Red Rick wrote:When the dead sprint, Gesink has no equal

I think there is actually only a few people who can sprint that long (300m+) uphill after such a stage. He showed the same in his Emilia wins and Quebec. After a long gruelling stage where everyone has been worn down, the diesel sprints best
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03 Sep 2016 16:28

Not to mention he did quite a bit of work for Bennett earlier today
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03 Sep 2016 16:29

YES!
I want another stage win in the third week. He's in excellent shape.
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03 Sep 2016 17:18

Needless to say, he would have lapped the peloton in Québec and Montréal. :cool:
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03 Sep 2016 17:19

It's just so painful to see his style of riding, so very heavy looking bashing. But he did it so..Chapeau :)
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03 Sep 2016 17:25

Theres a hole where there used to be a ceilling in my room right now. To finally see him win a GT stage, and what a stage to win, was just glorious!
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03 Sep 2016 17:27

I'm still thrilled. After all that he's been through it's simply super lovely to finally see him grabbing the queen stage of the Vuelta. Bam jongeh! That final sprint was impressive. It's been a long time since I saw someone stamping on the pedals for that long. Except Pieter Weening of course!
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03 Sep 2016 17:30

Yay Gesink finally winning a GT stage is great :).

Hopefully he can go stagehunting some more in the coming years.
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03 Sep 2016 18:47

staubsauger wrote:I'm still thrilled. After all that he's been through it's simply super lovely to finally see him grabbing the queen stage of the Vuelta. Bam jongeh! That final sprint was impressive. It's been a long time since I saw someone stamping on the pedals for that long. Except Pieter Weening of course!


Weening does it while sitting. Gesink was almost constantly standing on the pedals.
After the stage I couldn't sit anymore because of cramps. What? :)

Very happy for the man.
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03 Sep 2016 19:44

:)
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04 Sep 2016 03:42

Great win by Gesink. Happy for him.
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