No. 016 - Robert Gesink
|Team: Rabobank Cycling Team |
DOB: 5/31/1986 | Age: 20
Hometown: Varsseveld, Netherlands
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 150
Pro Since: 2007
Specialty: Climber, Time Trialist
Career SummaryOne of the youngest competitors at the Amgen Tour of California, Robert Gesink will be racing for the first time on Rabobank' s ProTour team after a solid season on the Rabobank Continental Team. According to Rabobank director Theo de Rooij the early switch of Gesink is a result of his fast development: "Robert is an extraordinary talent...a Dutch climber, who can be as fast as the best: we have to cherish him."
He is a two-time former Dutch national junior time trial champion and finished second in the 2006 Tour de l' Avenir.
Events07 Amgen Tour of California
- 2006 1st overall Settimana Ciclista Lombarda; 1st Circuit Montanes; 2nd Tour de l' Avenir; 13th overall EuropeTour
- 2004 1st Dutch National Junior Time Trial Championships; 6th Road Race, 8th Time Trial Junior World Championships
- 2002 1st Dutch National Junior Time Trial Championships