Louis Meintjes indicators for Circus-Wanty Gobert
Nov 20 2020 02:35 am CET
Circus-Wanty Gobert has introduced the signing of South African rider Louis Meintjes for 2021.
Because the crew retains getting ready for its first season within the UCI WorldTour, it now has signed the previous South African champion. The rider grew to become an expert in 2014 and has a palmares that features two-eight locations within the GC of the Tour de France, a tenth place within the 2015 Vuelta a España, a seventh place within the street race of the Olympic Video games of Rio de Janeiro 2016 and the eight place of the Criterium du Dauphine.
“My arrival inside Circus-Wanty Gobert is a brand new problem in my profession,” stated Meintjes. “However the Belgian ambiance is fairly acquainted. It began in Belgium for me, earlier than turning into an expert. I can not wait to return to the Belgian biking tradition, it is going to convey new views.
“Subsequent 12 months, I need to give attention to a Grand Tour and shine. I additionally need to present that I am nonetheless in a position to attain my greatest degree in a single week World tour races, just like the Tour of Catalunya or the Critérium du Dauphiné. I am trying ahead to know the definitive calendar for 2021, and particularly the programs, with a purpose to put together the races which correspond greatest to my capabilities.”
“By including Louis Meintjes to our squad, we reinforce our crew for the mountainous World Tour races,” added the crew’s Efficiency Supervisor Aike Visbeek. “He is already confirmed his capabilities by ending twice within the high 10 of the Tour de France. We’re satisfied that his profession can proceed crescendo with Circus-Wanty Gobert.
“Louis reached a mature age, and this new formidable setting in full progress will inspire him to step as much as the next degree. We’ll set up a programme which fits him, centered on mountainous World Tour stage races just like the Tour de Romandie, the Critérium du Dauphiné or the Tour de France.”