Louis Meintjes suffers sunburn on training ride as jersey offers little protection

Mesh-style material of South African Louis Meintjes's jersey did not provide enough protection from the sun's rays

Louis Meintjes and sunburn

(Image credit: Louis Meintjes/Twitter)

Louis Meintjes has started his 2018 season with an unpleasant case of sunburn. The South African cyclist posted a photograph of his red back on Twitter on Saturday after a training ride.

"Rookie mistake," the 25-year-old from Pretoria commented next to the image.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.