Gianni Meersman

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Gianni Meersman
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Meersman at the 2013 Tour de l'Ain.
Personal information
Full name Gianni Meersman
Nickname Merrie[1]
Born (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 28)
Tielt, West Flanders, Belgium
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)[1]
Team information
Current team Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Attacker[1]
Stage hunter[1]
Professional team(s)
2007
2008–2011
2012
2013–
Discovery Channel
Française des Jeux
Lotto-Belisol
Omega Pharma-Quick Step
Infobox last updated on
18 May 2014

Gianni Meersman (born 5 December 1985) is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer for Omega Pharma-Quick Step.[2] In 2012, he rode for UCI ProTeam Lotto-Belisol.[3] After stage 3 of the 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".

Major results[edit]

2006
2nd Zellik–Galmaarden
2007
1st Stage 5 Tour of Austria
1st Stage 3 Tour de Georgia
2008
1st Stage 4 Tour de Wallonie
2nd Overall Etoile de Bessèges
3rd Trophée des Grimpeurs
3rd Grand Prix de Plumelec-Morbihan
2010
2nd Overall Paris–Corrèze
2011
1st Overall Circuit des Ardennes
1st Stage 2
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
2nd Paris–Troyes
2nd Route Adélie
3rd Halle-Ingooigem
4th Flèche d'Emeraude
7th Overall Settimana internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
8th Brabantse Pijl
2012
1st Stage 1 Volta ao Algarve
1st Stage 4 Paris–Nice
2nd Overall Tour de Wallonie
3rd Clásica de San Sebastián
2013
Volta a Catalunya
1st Stages 1 & 2
Tour de Romandie
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Prologue Tour de l'Ain
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification Critérium du Dauphiné
2nd National Road Race Championships
6th Les Boucles du Sud Ardèche
6th Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop
7th Trofeo Platja de Muro
2014
1st Trofeo Muro-Port d'Alcúdia
3rd Trofeo Ses Salines
3rd La Drôme Classic
4th Overall Tour de Picardie
4th Trofeo Palma
9th Classic Sud-Ardèche

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Gianni Meersman". Omega Pharma-Quick Step. Decolef. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Meersman graduates to Omega Pharma-Quickstep". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 19 November 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Meersman signs with Lotto-Belisol". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). 29 November 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 

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