I was thinking that it would be the only pink jersey he ever gets to wearAlexandre B. said:That's a nice Denmark national champion skin.Leinster said:A pretty extreme bid to get himself noticed on the road...
I have a feeling his best days are long gone.Is he ever gonna get back to that level when he was a decent prospect? No idea if there is a specific reason for his decline, but he keeps on underperforming. Today 12th in a climbing stage in Langkawi, more than 2 minutes down ...
To be fair. Another former top climber finished 36th, 7 minutes behind him.Is he ever gonna get back to that level when he was a decent prospect? No idea if there is a specific reason for his decline, but he keeps on underperforming. Today 12th in a climbing stage in Langkawi, more than 2 minutes down ...
Or maybe he could improve with another team...With a third year in a row without any sign of performance, I think we might conclude that Meintjes is not on WT level anymore. Still curious about how that happened though. He was 25 when he had his best season and boom - nothing anymore after that. But I guess the human body can be a mysterium.
LmaoA domestique may have to put their nose in the wind, though.
Dauphine 2017, stage 8.I think I saw him doing that a few years ago.
Its really not bashing from my side. I am just curious. Because lets face it, he was a rather good rider when still very young. And he didn't only lose his GC spark, he wouldn't be able to replicate his performance from the U-23 worlds and the Olympic RR either. Not even close...Meintjens-bashing is indeed almost as fun as cracking Betancur jokes, but unlike the latter one may believe he has gotten the most out of his GC career. The Vuelta and Tour top tens obtained in his invisibility cloak probably had fostered his GC ambitions, but silver in the under-23 Worlds in Tuscany and 7th in the Olympic road race in Rio hint that he would have been better off focusing on hilly one day races? He could have been kind of a baby-faced Dan Martin-light...
Otherwise looks like a nice guy, started relatively late with cycling, moved as a young lad on his own to Belgium for a while to learn the ropes (respect, as that must have been tough for a short, skinny, foreign kid)...
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