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Vuelta Rider Gallery: Robert Gesink

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Cycling News
Published:
September 13, 2009, 13:38 BST,
Updated:
September 13, 2009, 22:55 BST
Race:
Vuelta a España
Rabobank leader Robert Gesink and Bram Tankink cycle in front of the Rabobank team during the preparations around Assen.

Rabobank leader Robert Gesink and Bram Tankink cycle in front of the Rabobank team during the preparations around Assen.

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Robert Gesink came into this year's Vuelta a España widely tipped as one of the best climbers at the race. The man himself was happy to accept the title, but played down his chances as a contender for overall.

Fast forward two weeks and Gesink's self-assessment was clearly a conservative one. By the end of the second week of the race his dogged determination and alpine ablity made him look a pretty solid fixture in the top-three overall.

Click here for an image gallery of Robert Gesink's Vuelta a España.

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