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10 Sep 2014 22:42

I'm so sad for robert, but he has to be with his wife in that difficult moment.
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10 Sep 2014 22:42

Already read last week there were some personal issues. Very sad for him of course, but he'll know he would get a top 10 here, he should have gained some confidence this Vuelta.

Private situation most important obviously, I hope everything will be allright.
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10 Sep 2014 22:44

Best wishes to he and his.
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11 Sep 2014 09:22

Gesink and his sh.t luck... the bad karma continues. Let's hope his wife and child will be alright.
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11 Sep 2014 09:25

wow that's awful for him, but absolutely the right decision. Just hope everything turns out alright for the family.
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11 Sep 2014 09:40

No wonder he was distracted during the itt.

However, we now know that even in a strong field like this, he can still make a top 10. Sure, it isn't the Tour and most of the contenders have had set-backs, but I think we've seen a better Gesink than the last couple of seasons.

People were making a joke out of him and I think he showed us that he's not done yet. He might not be the "Dutch hope", like people wanted him to be, but he's not crap either.
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11 Sep 2014 11:07

Really hope everything turns out to be okay with his wife and baby.
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Lars Michaelsen during the Tinkoff-Saxo team briefing before stage 11 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
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11 Sep 2014 12:07

Gutted for Gesink. Incredible the amount of setbacks he has to deal with in his career.
I hope his wife and child will be allright. I can't imagine the feeling of your wife having surgery while pregnant and it's obviously a big deal as well. Impressive he could perform with that situation in the back of his mind.
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11 Sep 2014 16:24

I read this only today after I noticed he wasn't in the results.

Why ALWAYS Gesink. Can't some other rider who is always lucky have this **** for once?
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10 Oct 2014 12:22

Gesink tweeted this on 1 October btw: Happy to have my family home again after a month of insecurity in hospital. Still a long way to go but happy for now. Thanks for supporting!


So it seems like things will be OK with his family.
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10 Oct 2014 14:41

Wow! That's really awesome. :D
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Lars Michaelsen during the Tinkoff-Saxo team briefing before stage 11 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
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02 Apr 2015 08:23

Gesink will not make his comeback in Pais Vasco but at the end of the month in Romandie. He caught the flu recently. The team doesn't expect is he fully fit for the classics.

http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/wiele ... ers__.html
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02 Apr 2015 09:30

It really never ends for him, does it? Would love to see him at the front again in a GT, but the chances of that happening seem to become smaller and smaller.
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02 Apr 2015 10:03

The flu isn't that bad. Last year he looked strong in the Vuelta. What he really needs is another top ten in the Tour, but he seems to be born unlucky.
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02 Apr 2015 11:00

Where some riders have all of the luck in the world. Gesink has none. And that for one of the strongest CQ scoring riders as 20/21 year old ever. Can you imagine the same guy was a certaintity in the top 5/top 10 of stage races in the first 3 years of his career?
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12 Apr 2015 09:28

Gesink will make his come back a little earlier. He will also race Fleche Wallonne. Of course it is an easy race to make your come back because of the nature of the race.
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12 Apr 2015 15:21

He should not hesitate, but build up and peak for the Vuelta, now! Still enough time to find back his rhythm and shape, until then!
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