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Experience Robert Gesink extends contract at LottoNL-Jumbo and gets new role

The Dutchman Robert Gesink remains in the coming three years the Dutch WorldTour team LottoNL-Jumbo faith. That made the WorldTour formation Friday announced in a press release. The 32-year-old Gesink, who is currently working in the Tour de France, since 2007 has been a professional cyclist for Rabobank, the forerunner of LottoNL-Jumbo.

“His record proves that Robert is a very good rider is,” explains manager Richard Plugge the longer commitment. “That shows once more from the way he was this Tour again manifests. As a rider you would of course like to keep.”

Plugge provides in the coming years a slightly different role for the slender climber. “He is becoming more of a team player as wegkapitein the young people, but also the team leaders to assist. He is too good to be only notable. He gets in the coming years, chances of your own success.”

Gesink is happy with that role. “It is nice that I have a very number of years to do so. I was ready for that changed role. For such a pulse, I don’t have to another team. With Team LottoNL-Jumbo, I am already for many years as a family on the road. We are a kameradengroep.”

A longer stay with the team, he called it “a logical move”. “If you look at the riders, the sponsors and to the present knowledge, then we have all the cards in hands to be one of the leading teams. I am glad that my experience can contribute and so that a certain role can perform. I must still continue to grow, but I do very much like to.”

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