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Robert Gesink went into what is now his ‘home’ race, the Volta a Cataluya, last week hoping to ride well, but had to pull out on the second stage due to persistent knee pain. The Dutchman, who lives in Girona, took a couple of days rest and then underwent biomechanical examinations.
It appears that these may have found the solution to his pain. According to CyclingPro, the checks determined that after the Tour de France crash which left him with a fractured vertebra, that he was sitting slightly differently on his bike.
The biomechanical assessment picked this up and, as a result of that, a correct has been able to be made. Gesink stated on social media that things seem to be different as a result.
3 days in a row without pain in the knee, and slowly becoming confident the issue is fixed! Thanks @iriberrijon for seeing things I didn’t see and thanks @LottoJumbo_road for not taking any chances! Tomorrow- Girona-Barcelona-Granada to build towards @giroditalia ! ????????????????? pic.twitter.com/lQV2P9wxj8
— Robert Gesink (@RGUpdate) March 26, 2018
It is not clear as yet as to when his next race will be.