When a race is sufficiently hard you'll find him at the front on these climbs, but not because he's so super explosive.Logic-is-your-friend said:As for Gesink, he's been up there with JvdB in this TDF on all the short steep climbs so far. Usually finished in front. Also, wasn't it his ambition to do well in AGR and LBL? How would you explain that for a rider who needs long climbs and suffers the first K's?
He's only been really good in the AGR once, and never in LBL... which would suggest that maybe these races don't suit him so much.