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30 June 2017

Rustenburg/ Paris – From Saturday, 1-23 July 2017, the 104th Tour de France will see Rustenburg’s very own Louis Meintjes compete.

Louis became a sporting legend when he finished this grand tour in overall 8th position with a time of 89h11’46’’ last year. You can be sure that the entire Rustenburg will be cheering him on every gruelling leg of the 21 stage, 3 450km race.  This year Louis will be representing the UAE Team Emirates as they compete for the Yellow Jersey.

Louis Meintjes Tour Down Under 2017
Louis Meintjes Tour Down Under 2017

In an interview with the Platinum Weekly newspaper, Christo van Staden, chairman of the Rustenburg Cycling Club (RCC) said, “Louis is not just a great athlete – he’s also a great guy! Louis often joins us on club rides when he’s visiting his family and friends here in Rustenburg. He even takes time out to mentor some of the younger riders and give advice. You can be sure we’ll be cheering him on every step of the way!”

Louis is an honorary member of the RCC.

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