Born: 1986 Nationality: Dutch Member of Team Jumbo Visma : 2015 - present Type of rider: all rounder
In 2017 Robert Gessink showed his strength on the 8th Stage of the Tour De France towards Station Des Rousses as he almost took victory and set himself up for what most felt would be his standout GC race. Unfortunately, a crash on stage 9 ended his race and season and Robert has to undergo extensive rehabilitation to a damaged Spinal fracture.
Since getting the all clear, Gesink has pushed hard in training and feels he has reached his “best December level ever”. In combination with the strong advice and support of the team and dedication applied by himself, he is now looking forward to the season ahead.
"I’m looking forward to riding the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France. The goal remains the same as last year’s: a stage win. My ambition is to have won a stage in all three grand tours. The Vuelta I have already crossed off, so I’m particularly aiming for a stage win in the Giro and the Tour.”
To find out more about Roberts rehabilitation journey click here.
Robert was also integral in the development of the new Vifit Sport Energy Range that includes Gels, Bars and Hypotonic energy drink that the team used from 2018.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VIFIT SPORT RANGE?
Available in 3 unique formats: drinks, bars and shakes, Vifit Sport high protein recovery range is a great source of natural proteins to assist your body with it's post exercise recovery.
Each product is available in 3 delicious flavours and is delivered direct to your front door.