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13 Jun 2016 16:25

He has a head trauma and doesn't remember the crash. The situation will be evaluated from day to day. I hope he comes back soon and wins something big before his next crash...
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19 Jun 2016 19:46

Today abandoned his training after an hour.

Doesn't look too well for TDF
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19 Jun 2016 22:08

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Today abandoned his training after an hour.

Doesn't look too well for TDF


Would not mind him taking a break and focusing 100% at the Vuelta. If he shows up in Spain in top form he would have a really good chance of winning. No need to go to France and just make your way around the country without a real chance of either a good GC, polka dot or stage hunting.
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19 Jun 2016 22:35

Walkman wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Today abandoned his training after an hour.

Doesn't look too well for TDF


Would not mind him taking a break and focusing 100% at the Vuelta. If he shows up in Spain in top form he would have a really good chance of winning. No need to go to France and just make your way around the country without a real chance of either a good GC, polka dot or stage hunting.


A rider with a long history of crashing out of big races, even when in good position
A team with a long history of riders crashing out of big races, especially when in good position
A nation with a long history of failing or crashing when in good position.

I'm not getting my hopes up. And besides, I don't think fresh Gesink is better then tired Froome, Quintana, or Contador. Then there's others he's probably not beating.
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20 Jun 2016 00:09

Walkman wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Today abandoned his training after an hour.

Doesn't look too well for TDF


Would not mind him taking a break and focusing 100% at the Vuelta. If he shows up in Spain in top form he would have a really good chance of winning. No need to go to France and just make your way around the country without a real chance of either a good GC, polka dot or stage hunting.


I agree with red rick. Believing that he has a possibility of winning the Vuelta is a long shot. A really long one.
But he all the stars align, I can see him doing a top-3.
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20 Jun 2016 12:01

LOL if he goes to Spain it should be Kruijswijk's super-domestique.

In fact, he should've been just that at the Giro. But apparently Gesink's too proud to waste his “talent“ working for a stronger rider!
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20 Jun 2016 12:18

staubsauger wrote:LOL if he goes to Spain it should be Kruijswijk's super-domestique.

In fact, he should've been just that at the Giro. But apparently Gesink's too proud to waste his “talent“ working for a stronger rider!


Cold weather and Gesink is not a great combination after his broken leg. Besides nobody predicted Kruijswijk would be doing so well at the Giro. His 'best case scenario' before the Giro would be top 5. His team was strong enough for such a position.

Also I would not call Gesink arrogant as implied by you.
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20 Jun 2016 12:25

staubsauger wrote:LOL if he goes to Spain it should be Kruijswijk's super-domestique.

In fact, he should've been just that at the Giro. But apparently Gesink's too proud to waste his “talent“ working for a stronger rider!


I think Gesink wouldn't mind if it's really clear that other rider is better and until the Giro 2016 it wasn't clear Kruijswijk was much better.
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20 Jun 2016 22:52

Gesink should just look for stage wins. No one remembers top 10 finishes in GTs except the rider themselves and he has done that before. A stage win on a good stage is worth more to the team and in the fans memories. Look at Rolland. Never made a podium but had some great stage wins.
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22 Jun 2016 15:29

Gesink will not ride the TdF due to his crash in Suisse.
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24 Jun 2016 12:28

Lotto NL with a potentially strong line up for the Vuelta then

And TDF will be full Groenewegen hype
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26 Jul 2016 13:03

any news how it's going with Gesink? Ready to win la Vuelta? :D


Time to once again show that Bobby G>>>> Kruiswijk, Mollema, Kelderman etc.
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26 Jul 2016 13:05

Few trade marked dying snail attacks. Lower top 10 placing. something like that. Hope he goes for stages though.
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26 Jul 2016 13:17

Robert Gesink is probably in training again, somewhere where its + 30 degrees.

Just to quit once again, because it's too cold.
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26 Jul 2016 16:41

"Jeff" wrote:Robert Gesink is probably in training again, somewhere where its + 30 degrees.

Just to quit once again, because it's too cold.


he is training at altitude in Colorado
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26 Jul 2016 16:45

Billie wrote:
Time to once again show that Bobby G>>>> Kruiswijk, Mollema, Kelderman etc.


How right would that be, there used to be the world in order.

Strange to realize how far it is from reality now.
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26 Jul 2016 17:31

pastronef wrote:
"Jeff" wrote:Robert Gesink is probably in training again, somewhere where its + 30 degrees.

Just to quit once again, because it's too cold.


he is training at altitude in Colorado
34 degrees in Denver.
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29 Aug 2016 16:16

Decent performance today.Without Quintana amazing effort he would have won today.
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29 Aug 2016 16:22

Story of Bad Luck Brian. Drops everyone on breakaway.. But just today the favorites decide to ride for stage win. Gesink is just never lucky
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29 Aug 2016 16:45

He would really deserve a stage win. Hopefully he tries again one of the next days, but I have a feeling he's jinxed... Congratulations with his performance anyway.
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