Robert Gesink leads Team Lotto NL Jumbo at TDU 2017
30 Dec 16
Dutch powerhouse Robert Gesink will lead team Lotto NL Jumbo in the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under next month.
Gesink says he is excited to start the 2017 UCI WorldTour season in Adelaide.
"I like to start my season in an adventurous way on the other side of the world,” he says.
“I love to ride in Australia and the sixth place in the GC is my best result in the Tour Down Under.”
“I’m feeling well and hope to ride a good GC."
Gesink will be supported by a strong team including Koen Bouwman (NED), Paul Martens (GER), Bert-Jan Lindeman (NED), Enrico Battaglin (ITA), Robert Wagner (GER) and Alexey Vermeulen (USA), with Addy Engels as Sports Director.
The Santos Tour Down Under kicks off on Saturday 14 January until Sunday 22 January 2017.
Find out more information about the teams racing and the stages of the race.