Cyclingheroes: Last year was your first
season with Rabobank's Pro-Tour team [In 2006 Gesink rode with the Rabobank continental team]. You rode very strong at
Fleche Wallonne and the Tour of Germany....
Robert Gesink: Surely I was very good
at the Fleche Wallonne [Gesink came in 9th,
editor]. For me it was the first result that really counts. But I already showed myself at the front during the Tour of California.
The Tour of Germany was really good as well [5th overall, editor] and I was still strong at the Tour of Poland [2th overall, editor]. I had a very consistent
year. I think its very special for a young rider to ride with the consistency like I did in my first professional season.
Its one of the most difficult things to do. To peak is not that difficult but to ride strong the whole year means a lot to
Cyclingheroes: Did you change your
winter training in comparison to the time you were riding with Rabobank continental?
Robert Gesink: Not much. I still have
the same trainer, Louis Delahaije who was already my trainer when I was riding with the continental team. So the kind of excersises
I do did not change much. But I do train more, I am a young rider and still improving and my body can handle more now. Of
course I started a little bit later this winter. I rode the Giro di Lombardi and I really needed 6 weeks rest. But I am on
schedule and ready for the upcoming season.