Team Dimension Data Tuesday his selection for the upcoming Tour of Spain (August 25-september 16) made public. The South African WorldTour team aims with climber Louis Meintjes of a good result in the general classification. Dimension Data took no compatriots in her Vuelta-core. So no, Serge Pauwels, who in the past Tour de France was heavily crashed.
The 26-year-old Meintjes rode the past few years, arranged to toptiennoteringen in large rounds. In 2015, he was tenth in the Vuelta, in 2016 and 2017, he drove to an eighth place in the Tour. Last year discontinued the South African the Vuelta as a twelfth. “We worked hard and we are good prepared to this Round of Spain”, explained Meintjes. “In the Tour of Burgos we showed as a team on the right track. With the same team, we want in the Vuelta now to continue on that momentum. I feel good and I try to be as close as possible to end up in the general classification.”
Meintjes will get into the high mountains, support of Igor Anton and Merhawi Kudus. For the sprints counting Dimension Data on the fast Ryan Gibbons.
. Selection Of Dimension Data:
Louis Meintjes (ZAf), Igor Anton (Spa), Merhawi Kudus (Eri), Ryan Gibbons (ZAf), Steve Cummings (GBr), Ben King (Usa), Johann van Zyl (ZAf), Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Eri)
Click here to view the provisional list of participants of the Vuelta.