No Robert Gesink in LottoNL-Jumbo's Tour de France team

Dutchman Robert Gesink left out of LottNL-Jumbo's Tour de France team as he recovers from Tour de Suisse crash injury

Robert Gesink on stage twelve of the 2015 Tour de France

(Image credit: Watson)

Robert Gesink will not ride in the 2016 Tour de France as he continues to recover from an injury sustained last week at the Tour de Suisse.

The Dutchman placed sixth in last year's Tour behind winner Chris Froome (Sky), and would have spearheaded LottoNL-Jumbo's assault on the overall classification.

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