Dutch rider Robert Gesink is a force in his early years as the ultimate cycling talent in the Netherlands. Since 2006 he has been a professional cyclist and expectations were high. Because of years Gesink has setbacks never quite make promises. But he has always been a good cyclist. Robert Gesink also carries the nickname?? Condor varsseveld?? and specializes in climbing.
Early Years professional career
Robert Gesink born on 31 May 1986 in Varsseveld, located in the province of Gelderland. From an early age, Robert is already working on bikes. In 2004, he finished eighth in the final standings at the World Championships for juniors. In 2006 begins his professional cycling career when he signed with the Rabobank Continental Team. During his first year as a professional Gesink book no large profits. In 2006 he finished third in the final standings in the Tour of the Algarve and also in the same year he won the Circuito Montañés. This was a Spanish cycling race which was very important for promises of cycling.
In 2007, he impresses through its ninth on the arduous climb the wall of Huy in the Flèche Wallonne. That year, he manages to stand out more from other cyclists, for example by regularly escape from the package. In 2008 he wins the Tour of California and the same year he rides his first major cycling race: Vuelta a España. Here he stops eventually up seventh in the final standings. He is also in late 2008, was awarded the Gerrit Schulte Trophy, the trophy for the best cyclist in the Netherlands. He soon nicknamed?? Condor varsseveld??.
Injuries and deaths
Gesink has established itself among the world finals in 2008. But the year we launched the change years of adversity. In 2009, he was struggling with injuries and he makes a few crashes as he rides no upper seats. In 2010 he rides rounds as the Amstel Gold Race and Fleche Wallonne but without the desired results. He decided to fully focus on the Tour de France. Here he concludes sixth in the final standings, but suspensions of Contador and Menshov because of doping he will move to the fourth place.
The good results in other rounds that follow the Tour de France increases Gesink in the UCI rankings, a global ranking of cyclists. In October 2010, but he has to deal with a personal tragedy: after a serious accident on a mountain bike dies his father. His father was always very involved in the cycle of Gesink, Robert gave also continue cycling and make the best of it because it’s what his father would have wanted.
Even more setbacks
In 2011 he won at the beginning of the year, the Tour of Oman and ends up third in the final standings of the Tour of the Basque Country. There seems to be a good year. In the second innings, the success came. In September 2011, Robert breaking his thigh as he, among other things can not participate in the World Cup. After this break, he has a long recovery, but in 2012 he again drives his first competitions. He runs a very good tour in California and shows that he is back with a vengeance. Gesink ready for the Tour de France. Here, however, he is the sixth step the fall, which he completed after eleven stages all have to increase. Another setback for Gesink.
In 2013, it seems that he runs a great tour of Italy. Gesink because of illness must, however, give up just before the end of the Giro d?? Italia. There is speculation about a heart condition. During the Tour de France in the same year he serves as servants Bauke Mollema and Laurens ten Dam. As a result, he ends up on the 26th place in the final standings of the Tour de France. However, the role of servant, not a role where he feels comfortable. He set a target in 2014 to be at the start as captain. In 2014, there is another round in which he must give up: he gets off at the Tour of the Basque Country. A presentation will be given showing that Gesink suffering from cardiac arrhythmia and he is undergoing treatment for this.
During the national championships in 2014, Robert Gesink again at the beginning and end at the Tour of Poland and eighth in the final standings. During the Vuelta a España, again he makes a good impression, but because his wife has great pregnancy problems he leaves the round and finish their season. If the season 2015 again start to go wrong again. Gesink in February to leave the Tour of the Algarve because his infant son became acute in hospitals.It’s all very pleased with his son and during the classic Fleche Wallonne he will be back in the beginning.
Then he decides to see fully focus on the Tour de France in 2015. During the first stage he finished eleventh in the standings and in the first stages bergs Gesink makes a big impression and drives good times. He eventually ends up as best Dutchman in sixth place in the final standings of the Tour de France 2015. The talent Robert Gesink has not been abandoned, it seems. In early August 2015, Gesink, however, abandon the Tour of Poland. This is due to fatigue, he explains that he’s hard to fight for his place in the standings in the Tour de France and that is why taking a break. He can optimally prepare for a day rates in Canada, where he will perform at their best.
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