Historic Overview Gianni Meersman

Rider

Overall Rank1438
NameGianni MEERSMAN
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth05-Dec-1985 - Tielt (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Gianni Meersman - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 2007 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 81 545
2. 2008 Francaise des Jeux 160 390
3. 2009 Francaise des Jeux 28 800
4. 2010 FDJ 106 458
5. 2011 FDJ 325 207
6. 2012 Lotto Belisol Team 609 92
7. 2013 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 590 97
8. 2014 Omega Pharma - Quick Step Cycling Team 524 147
9. 2015 Etixx - Quick Step 302 288
10. 2016 Etixx - Quick Step 351 224
11. 2017 Fortuneo - Vital Concept 0 2020
Overall: 3076 1438

Biography

Gianni Meersman (born 5 December 1985) is a Belgian former professional road bicycle racer for Quick-Step Floors. In 2012, he rode for UCI ProTeam Lotto–Belisol. After stage 3 of the 2007 Tour de Georgia, Meersman was forced to abandon the race due to a severe case of patella tendinitis. He treated the riders of the Grand Peloton, a charity fundraiser ride, to his presence as the Peloton Captain of the "Blue Peloton".

Meersman finally came to Grand Tour prominence, after 10 years as a professional racer, at the 2016 Vuelta a España winning two stages in bunch sprints. During the race, Fortuneo–Vital Concept announced that Meersman had agreed a one-year contract with the team for 2017. However, a diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia and scar tissue on his heart forced Meersman to announce his retirement on December 30, 2016. On 11 October 2017, Meersman was confirmed as the new sporting director for cyclo-cross team Marlux–Napoleon Games.

source - Wikipedia