Meintjes keen to restart after season blighted by crashes

Louis Meintjes (Dimension Data) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Louis Meintjes (Dimension Data) is bringing the curtain down on something of a season to forget at the Tour of Guangxi. At the start of stage 5 in Liuzhou, the South African lamented the loss of two months of his season due to two separate crashes and admitted that he's looking forward to putting 2019 behind him.

The climber was one of multiple riders to crash out of Paris-Nice on a crosswind-hit stage 2, sustaining a groin injury that kept him out of action until the Tour de Romandie. Then, just ten race days after returning, he was caught up in a late crash on stage 4 of the Tour of California.

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix