Tour de France: Meintjes pushed on by last year's abandon

Louis Meintjes (Lampre-Merida) is tantalisingly close to finishing his first ever Tour de France and the young South African is holding onto hope that he can crown that achievement with a top 10 finish. Meintjes is hovering just 32 seconds off that goal but has Roman Kreuziger (Tinkoff) and 2015 Vuelta a Espana victor Fabio Aru (Astana) in his way.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.