Among the 15 nominees are five Eritrean and three Moroccan riders, as well as one each from Rwanda, Ivory Coast and Ethiopia.
The award, introduced in 2012, will go to the cyclist who has achieved the best results on the continent and in the rest of the world this year, and can best represent African cycling internationally.
A jury, chaired by five-time Tour de France champion, Bernard Hinault, and including sports directors, coaches, African riders, and African and European journalists will select the winner.
Meintjes, who won in 2013, is the only South African who has been chosen as the continent’s top rider.
The winner of this year’s award will be announced on December 20.