Louis Meintjes

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Louis Meintjes
File:Louis Meintjes 2015.jpg
Meintjes in 2015
Personal information
Born (1992-02-21) February 21, 1992 (age 30)
Pretoria, South Africa
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Team information
Current team Lampre–Merida
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Climber
Amateur team(s)
2011 UC Seraing Crabbé Performance
2012 Lotto Belisol U23
Professional team(s)
2013-2015 MTN–Qhubeka
2016- Lampre–Merida
Major wins
Stage races
Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali (2015)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2014)
Infobox last updated on
24 April 2015

Louis Meintjes (born February 21, 1992) is a South African cyclist riding for Lampre–Merida.

Career

Louis announced himself to the cycling world in September 2013, when he earned the silver medal in the World Under 23 Road Race Championships. Louis had an impressive 2014 season where he rode his first grand tour, the Vuelta a Espana. His best result at the Spanish race was a 5th place on stage 14.[1] In March 2015, Meintjes won the final stage of the Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali, securing him the overall victory as well.[2] He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[3] In September 2015, during his participation in the 2015 Vuelta a España, Meintjes announced that he would be joining Lampre–Merida on a two-year contract from 2016.[4]

Palmarès

Source:[5][6]

2010
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National Junior Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National Junior Road Race Championships
2011
1st Stage 3 Triptyque Ardennaise
2nd National U23 Championship Road Race Championships
2nd African Continental Team Time Trial Championships
2nd African Continental Time Trial Championships
3rd Sint-Lambrechts-Herk
4th Overall Anatomic Jock Race
5th Walhain Road Race
2012
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National U23 Time Trial Championships
1st Fast One
2nd National U23 Road Race Championships
3rd Aubel (Liege)
5th Overall Sea Otter Classic
6th Overall Tour des Pays de Savoie
7th National Time Trial Championships
10th National Road Race Championships
2013
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National U23 Road Race Championships
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National U23 Time Trial Championships
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd World U23 Road Race Championship
2nd Overall Tour of Rwanda
4th National Time Trial Championships
4th Overall Tour de Taiwan
9th Overall Tour de Korea
1st Stage 5 (TTT)
10th Overall La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
2014
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National U23 Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotSudáfrica.PNG National U23 Road Race Championships
2nd Overall Mzansi Tour
1st Stage 2
1st Youth classification
1st Mountains classification
5th Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Young rider classification Young rider classification
2015
1st Overall Jersey green.svg Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
1st Stage 4
1st African Road Race Championships
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains Classification Circuit Cycliste Sarthe
2nd African Team Time Trial Championships
3rd National Time Trial Championships
4th African Time Trial Championships
6th Overall Tour of Oman
1st Young rider classification Young rider classification
8th Overall Giro del Trentino
1st Young rider classification Young rider classification
10th Overall Vuelta a España

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2014 2015
Pink jersey Giro
Yellow jersey Tour WD
golden jersey Vuelta 55 10
Legend
DSQ Disqualified
IP In progress
WD Withdrew

References

  1. "Excellent team performance allows Meintjes to climb to 5th". 6 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Meintjes wins finale stage 4 and overall title at Coppi e Bartali". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 29 March 2015. Retrieved 29 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "2015 Tour de France start list". Velo News. Retrieved 2 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Benson, Daniel (3 September 2015). "Louis Meintjes signs for Lampre-Merida". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 3 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. http://www.cyclingarchives.com/coureurfiche.php?coureurid=64908
  6. http://www.procyclingstats.com/rider.php?=&id=136334&season=2014

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