Louis Meintjes thread

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Making Francis de Greef look like Thomas de Gendt. The OP is great though, the first South African who can shake up a GC race. Meintjes' racing this season could barely shake up a drinking yoghurt.

Guy's got talent, that's for sure, but there's a reason for the backlash.
 
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Libertine Seguros said:
Making Francis de Greef look like Thomas de Gendt. The OP is great though, the first South African who can shake up a GC race. Meintjes' racing this season could barely shake up a drinking yoghurt.

Guy's got talent, that's for sure, but there's a reason for the backlash.
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That's actually something that came up when discussing his performance last year: how many riders do become more aggressive later in their careers? How often do people become more impulsive the older they are? There's Evans. Arguably, Nibali, until this year at least. I don't see any reason to hope Meintjes will make it to that very short list.

And hey, if he does, great for him and great for cycling fans in general, you know? But I'm not going to cut him any slack now.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Ah well, he's still only 25 and got 8th and 12th in two grand tours in a row, with the second one being the hardest course. Maybe he will find his attacking spirit later on
What? When you get older and older, you start to gain experience and some wisdom during the race. When you are a rookie/young rider normally you do silly mistakes and stupid attacks... so I don't think meinjtes will improve but he will not get worse because it is impossible to get worse...
 
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Alexandre B. said:
http://www.cicloweb.it/2017/11/17/louis-meintjes-giro-ditalia/amp/
The Great Attacker will target Il Giro in 2018.
Makes sense. Contador has retired so meintjes can't use his team to chase him early in mountain stages anymore. Therefore it's now time to look for new goals.
 
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Jokes aside, the longer, hard Giro mountain stages should suit him more, he's a diesel climber and he has done pretty well on this kind of stages before.
 
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Mayomaniac said:
Jokes aside, the longer, hard Giro mountain stages should suit him more, he's a diesel climber and he has done pretty well on this kind of stages before.
More like the last carriage of a train and the weird thing is because the cameras always show the back and the front of the bunch, he gets more camera time than many much better riders ! He is like Zubeldia's celebrity cousin.........
 

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