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Dimension Data draws in Giro card from debutant Louis Meintjes

3c89277e67cbc8aa0181efbe73651ccc - Dimension Data draws in Giro card from debutant Louis Meintjes

The South African Louis Meintjes start in the Tour of Italy as leader of a Team of Dimension Data. The 26-year-old Meintjes makes his debut in the Giro and is aiming at a “strong classification”.

“I’m very much looking forward to this new challenge,” says Meintjes, in 2016 and 2017, each eighth was in the Tour. “I worked hard and am well prepared. The target is a strong classification. We have a nice team.”

The South African will be uphill, inter alia, be assisted by Ben O’connor. The 22-year-old Australian riding his first grand tour and proved recently in the Tour or Alps with a stage win to be in shape.

For the sprintaankomsten counting Dimension Data at Ryan Gibbons. Last year ended the South African in his first Giro six times in the top 10.

Further, the selection of the South Africans Jacques Janse van Rensburg and Jaco Venter, the Eritreeër Natnael Berhane, the Spaniard, Igor Anton, and the American Ben King. Serge Pauwels and Julien Vermote, just like Mark Cavendish, not at.

The 101e Giro starts on may 4 in Jerusalem.

Click here to view the provisional list of participants!

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