Louis Meintjes signs for Circus-Wanty Gobert
Nov 20 2020 02:35 am CET

Louis Meintjes signs for Circus-Wanty Gobert
Louis Meintjes signs for Circus-Wanty Gobert
Circus-Wanty Gobert-Tormans

Circus-Wanty Gobert has announced the signing of South African rider Louis Meintjes for 2021.

As the team keeps preparing for its first season in the UCI WorldTour, it now has signed the former South African champion. The rider became a professional in 2014 and has a palmares that includes two-eight places in the GC of the Tour de France, a tenth position in the 2015 Vuelta a España, a seventh place in the road race of the Olympic Games of Rio de Janeiro 2016 and the eight position of the Criterium du Dauphine.

"My arrival within Circus-Wanty Gobert is a new challenge in my career," said Meintjes. "But the Belgian atmosphere is pretty familiar. It all started in Belgium for me, before becoming a professional. I can't wait to return to the Belgian cycling culture, it will bring new perspectives.

"Next year, I want to focus on a Grand Tour and shine. I also want to show that I'm still able to reach my best level in one week World tour races, like the Tour of Catalunya or the Critérium du Dauphiné. I'm looking forward to know the definitive calendar for 2021, and especially the courses, in order to prepare the races which correspond best to my capabilities."

"By adding Louis Meintjes to our squad, we reinforce our team for the mountainous World Tour races," added the team's Performance Manager Aike Visbeek. "He's already proven his capabilities by finishing twice in the top 10 of the Tour de France. We're convinced that his career can continue crescendo with Circus-Wanty Gobert.

"Louis reached a mature age, and this new ambitious environment in full growth will motivate him to step up to a higher level. We will establish a programme which suits him, focused on mountainous World Tour stage races like the Tour de Romandie, the Critérium du Dauphiné or the Tour de France."




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