Rabobank play down expectation of Vuelta podium for Gesink

The Vuelta a España will start out with a definite Dutch flavour this year, with the first three stages taking place within the borders of The Netherlands. Rabobank hopes to take advantage of the 'home-town start' and will look to road racing newcomer Lars Boom to do well in the opening prologue, but warned this week that captain Robert Gesink won't be aiming for a podium place.

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