Louis Meintjes: Tour Down Under stages 3 and 5 are key for the overall

Louis Meintjes (Lampre - Merida)

Louis Meintjes (Lampre - Merida) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

It's amazing how quickly time goes and it's almost time to start the first race of the season. I am starting my season off very early this year with the Tour Down Under and will be writing a couple of blogs during the race for Cyclingnews.

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Louis Meintjes is a climber from South Africa who joined the Lampre-Merida team for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. He spent the last three season with MTN-Qhubeka where he developed into one of the top up-and-coming riders in the world, riding into a top 10 overall at the Vuelta a España in 2015.