Historic Overview Gianni Meersman

Rider

Overall Rank1574
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 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

Major Victories

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

Gianni Meersman - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 2007 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 78 552
2. 2008 Francaise des Jeux 154 404
3. 2009 Francaise des Jeux 26 800
4. 2010 FDJ 98 469
5. 2011 FDJ 308 227
6. 2012 Lotto Belisol Team 614 94
7. 2013 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 597 98
8. 2014 Omega Pharma - Quick Step Cycling Team 511 165
9. 2015 Etixx - Quick Step 302 292
10. 2016 Etixx - Quick Step 387 195
11. 2017 Fortuneo - Vital Concept 0 2067
Overall: 3075 1574