Meintjes targeting Tour de France in 2019

Louis Meintjes in Dimension Data's new jersey

After targeting the Giro d’Italia in 2018 , Louis Meintjes ( Dimension Data ) will return to the Tour de France this season. Meintjes has twice previously finished in the top 10 at the Grand Boucle and is hoping to get a top result there again after a difficult last 12 months. "I think that the plan will be to go for the Tour. We have to see how things go before then, but I think that will be the main thing," Meintjes told Cyclingnews . "To have a good Tour de France would definitely be a highlight." Meintjes is starting his journey towards the Tour de France at the UAE Tour this week. The South African raced the national championships earlier in February but this is the first proper test of how his winter went. It was a long off-season for Meintjes, who stopped his 2018 campaign after finishing ...

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