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29 Jul 2015 17:18

Well he seems to realise this is probably his best and he won't improve much anymore. He is thinking of going for stage wins in the Tour next year. He is proud of his 6th place behind the 5 GT champions ahead of him but also realized that he cannot achieve that level and can only hope that a few of them fall away or target other races if he ever wants to podium. So he is thinking about dropping gc and hunting mountain stage wins or other grand tours. But first, rest and targetting the remainder of the races this year
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29 Jul 2015 17:31

Now look at that, and i was flamed for saying the exact same thing a month ago.

I'm glad he finally realised it, a bit too late but better late than never.
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29 Jul 2015 17:32

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Well he seems to realise this is probably his best and he won't improve much anymore. He is thinking of going for stage wins in the Tour next year. He is proud of his 6th place behind the 5 GT champions ahead of him but also realized that he cannot achieve that level and can only hope that a few of them fall away or target other races if he ever wants to podium. So he is thinking about dropping gc and hunting mountain stage wins or other grand tours. But first, rest and targetting the remainder of the races this year


I think it's too early to go stage hunting.He's still in his prime and he should go for GC a few more years.You never know how the other contenders will show up.Maybe he should switch between TDF and Vuelta and not target only TDF.
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29 Jul 2015 19:40

Image

From twittorz
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29 Jul 2015 22:50

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Well he seems to realise this is probably his best and he won't improve much anymore. He is thinking of going for stage wins in the Tour next year. He is proud of his 6th place behind the 5 GT champions ahead of him but also realized that he cannot achieve that level and can only hope that a few of them fall away or target other races if he ever wants to podium. So he is thinking about dropping gc and hunting mountain stage wins or other grand tours. But first, rest and targetting the remainder of the races this year


Immediately after Le Tour i thought exactly this.

What does his CV show,excellent stage racer for GC,Oman winner,TOC winner,2nd in Tirreno after Evans,two nice top 10's at TDF,is he ever likely to win a GT,probably not barring some strange circumstances so far better as he gets towards his absolute peak to target some one day races but especially GT stage wins,i really believe this talented climber can win a Queen stage at TDF or Vuelta,would put a nice sheen on his career IMO.

Go Robert! :)
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29 Jul 2015 22:53

Hakkapelit wrote:Image

From twittorz


Really interesting numbers. More to come from Bobby G!
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02 Oct 2015 13:31

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/news-shorts-video-footage-emerges-of-sagans-vuelta-a-espana-crash/

Gesink considering il giro next year. Gotta say, with his better than average time trialling and his high likelihood of finishing 6-10 in the tour, I kind of like this for Bobby G. I know last time he tried the giro it wasn't a success, but he can pray for some good weather and maybe get that podium finish in a GT that seemed almost certain to happen at some point in 2009 :cool:
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02 Oct 2015 13:46

Would be a good choice, might make a podium after Landa and Nibali.
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08 Jan 2016 14:36

This year he will stage hunt the Tour and go fully for the GC in the Vuelta. Kruijswijk will do Giro GC and go to Vuelta aswell. Kelderman to go for a Tour GC.
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08 Jan 2016 14:48

Wow. That's actually very wise and could work out quize well for Gesink & Lotto.

Kruijswijk should do well at the Giro, anyway. Keldermann may get a random top 10 at the Tour.
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classicomano wrote:This year he will stage hunt the Tour and go fully for the GC in the Vuelta. Kruijswijk will do Giro GC and go to Vuelta aswell. Kelderman to go for a Tour GC.

Apparently it's Kruijswijk focussing on the Giro and Vuelta, while Gesink peaks for the Tour however!?
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09 Jan 2016 11:59

No not really. He goes to the Tour, but for stages. He explicity said so again.
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09 Jan 2016 12:00

The hell is this Gesink thinking? Dutch climbers are only allowed to focus on a top 15 place in GC without having a chance of winning.
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Red Rick wrote:The hell is this Gesink thinking? Dutch climbers are only allowed to focus on a top 15 place in GC without having a chance of winning.

Image :cool:
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10 Jan 2016 13:39

Very telling that that's a black and white shot
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12 Jun 2016 17:52

Gesink crashed out of Suisse. Will he ever be lucky?
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12 Jun 2016 17:55

GP Blanco wrote:Gesink crashed out of Suisse. Will he ever be lucky?


That's the issue, it's not just being unlucky
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GP Blanco wrote:Gesink crashed out of Suisse. Will he ever be lucky?


Any serious injuries?
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Moviefan1203 wrote:
GP Blanco wrote:Gesink crashed out of Suisse. Will he ever be lucky?


Any serious injuries?


http://www.teamlottojumbo.nl/cycling-news/update-robert
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13 Jun 2016 15:47

GP Blanco wrote:Gesink crashed out of Suisse. Will he ever be lucky?


He's probably lucky to be still racing. The guy seems to be jinxed.
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