Gesink and Oltre XR4 runner up in Tour de France stage 8
08 july 2017
Team LottoNL-Jumbo’ s Dutchman claimed the second place on Station des Rousses’ finish with a long escape
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Robert Gesink placed second in Tour de France stage 8 (Dole - Station des Rousses 187,5 Km), in the Jura Mountains (France), on Saturday July 8th. With his Oltre XR4, Team LottoNL-Jumbo’s 31-year-old rider launched his attack in the second half of a tough stage won by Frenchman Lilian Calmejane. Guillaume Martin completed the day’s podium.
Gesink moved on the attack in the last ascent, Côte de la Combe de Laisia-Les Molunes, engaging an exciting head-to-head with Calmejane. Gesink’s outstanding placement boosts the whole team spirit and ambitions in view of the upcoming mountain stages.
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Aquila CV, the ultimate time trial machine, it’s designed to increase power output and rider's energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke
Oltre XR4, designed to maximize the aerodynamic advantage and control
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Infinito CV, the ideal bike for the Classics, it provides remarkable control on uneven surfaces and reduces muscular fatigue