Historic Overview Gianni Meersman

Rider

Overall Rank1615
NameGianni MEERSMAN
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth05-Dec-1985 - Tielt (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Gianni Meersman

Gianni Meersman (born 5 December 1985) is a Belgian former professional track and road bicycle racer, who rode professionally between 2007 and 2016 for the Discovery Channel, FDJ, Lotto–Belisol and Etixx–Quick-Step teams. He currently works as a directeur sportif for the Pauwels Sauzen–Bingoal team.

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 30 December 2016. On 11 October 2017, Meersman was confirmed as the new sporting director for cyclo-cross team Marlux–Napoleon Games.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

2 16

Major Victories

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 2015
Handzame Classic 2015
Tour de Wallonie 2014
Trofeo Pollença 2014
Österreich-Rundfahrt - stages 2007 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 2012 (1)
Tour de Romandie - stages 2013 (2)
Tour de Wallonie - stages 2008 (1), 2014 (1)
Volta ao Algarve - stages 2012 (1), 2015 (1)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 2013 (2)
Vuelta a España - stages 2016 (2)
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Seasons

Gianni Meersman - Scores by Season


Year Team Score Rank
1. 2005 Elite without contract 66 607
2. 2007 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 79 567
3. 2008 Française des Jeux 154 412
4. 2009 Française des Jeux 42 690
5. 2010 FDJ 99 478
6. 2011 FDJ 320 222
7. 2012 Lotto - Belisol 615 98
8. 2013 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 628 94
9. 2014 Omega Pharma - Quick Step Cycling Team 542 151
10. 2015 Etixx - Quick Step 304 294
11. 2016 Etixx - Quick Step 386 201
12. 2017 Fortuneo - Vital Concept 0 2515
Overall: 3235 1615