The Rabobank team has announced that Robert Gesink will join its ProTour squad some time in 2007. Currently riding for Rabobank Continental, Gesink has reached a two year agreement with Theo de Rooij, general director of the Rabobank Cycling Teams. The team has not yet decided when Gesink will make the switch.
This season, the 20 year-old Gesink won the general classification of Settimana Ciclista Lombarda, after winning the wet stage to Vertova. Earlier, he made quite an impression by beating well-known professionals like Davide Rebellin and Kim Kirchen in finishing second in the tough mountain stage of the Volta ao Algarve. In 2002 and 2004 he was Dutch national junior champion in the individual time trial. At the junior World Championships of Verona 2004 he finished eighth in the individual time trial and sixth in the road race.