Tour of Oman and Looking forward

Tour of Oman and Looking forward

It has been such a busy few weeks racing that I can’t even remember the off season. We started with a big training block in Mallorca. The temperatures were a little colder than we expected so when I got back to South Africa for the national championship...

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Latest update as I start the off season

Latest update as I start the off season

The season is finally over for me and I have time to update you again. Since the Vuelta, the next big goal was the world championships. I had a good ride in the time trial to finish in the top ten. I was a bit lucky because most of my ride wasn’t in the...

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Training Camp update

Training Camp update

So we’ve been up in Livigno, Italy with the team as we prepare for the Vuelta a Espana. We have another ten days or so left here. The first few days started out great then it got a little cold and started raining. We’ve still managed to get a good blo...

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Training Camp Completed

Training Camp Completed

So I am on my way back to Lucca after nearly three weeks in Livigno. We’ve been here on a training camp which has been really good. I have never had an altitude training camp like this before so my body feels weird and it’s hard to say how it is respo...

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Leaving for Spain

Leaving for Spain

I’m at the point now where I just want the Vuelta a Espana to start already. All the training has been done and I am just waiting for the race to get started. It feels like there’s been a lot of anticipation. I leave for Spain today so I think it will...

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Vuelta a Espana Update 1

Vuelta a Espana Update 1

It has all started. We’re four days into the race now. Everything started with press conferences in the beginning which was a little tiring as we were staying 30min from where the conferences were held so we drove back and forth a few times. It was our ...

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Vuelta a Espana Rest Day Blog

Vuelta a Espana Rest Day Blog

We’ve just finished our coffee ride for today so I thought I’d take some time to update you on the race so far. I’m actually not as tired as I thought I would be at this stage of the race so that’s a good sign. I would say this about the race so f...

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5th in the Vuelta

5th in the Vuelta

So where to begin? Yesterday was a great day for the team. To finish 5th place on the hardest climb in the Vuelta’s history is very satisfying. The plan was for us to put someone in the break. When Jacques, Jaco and I ended up there, we were really ha...

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Louis Meintjes: I hope for 2015

Louis Meintjes: I hope for 2015

I recently did this interview with CyclingTips.com.au  The 2013 world under 23 road race silver medallist Louis Meintjes is still just 22 years of age but, having progressed solidly in the first two years of his professional career, he is setting his sig...

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