The Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM is sad to announce that Robert Gesink will leave the Vuelta a España due to private circumstances. The Team Belkin leader chooses to rush to Holland to be with his family.
“My pregnant wife has undergone surgery twice this past week. Her situation has not improved and she is still in the hospital. I will immediately leave the Vuelta to be with my family, who needs me right now,” Robert Gesink said. Gesink is currently classed 7th in the general classification.
Team Belkin supports this decision and will support Robert and his wife wherever possible. The entire team wishes them all the best in this difficult time.