ORICA-SCOTT today confirm the return of Grand Tour stage winner and multiple track champion Cameron Meyer to the Australian WorldTour team for the 2018 season.
One of the original GreenEDGE Cycling signings back in 2012 and enjoying four successful seasons with the team, Meyer left for Dimension-Data in 2016 and after a short hiatus has since raced both on the track and the road for the Australian national team.
ORICA-SCOTT and the 2015 Jayco Herald Sun Tour winner have agreed to a three-year contract that runs until the 2020 season and 29-year-old Meyer spoke of his happiness and excitement at coming back into the familiar environment of the Australian outfit.
“I am really happy to be coming back to the team,” said Meyer. “I have a lot of friends here including riders and staff members and I’m excited to be returning to a familiar environment where I previously spent four successful years.”
“During my time away from the team racing for the Australian national squad I found that striking a good balance between track and road commitments is what suits me best. A big goal on the horizon for me is to win a gold medal in the madison at the next Olympics in Tokyo and the Commonwealth Games before that.
“I couldn’t be happier to be going back to a team where I already have good relationships and that helps and allows me to achieve those goals on the track whilst maintaining a balance with my objectives on the road.
“Along with those ambitions on the track I am looking forward to pursuing success on the road and giving my experience to the team. I am excited about targeting new races such as the Hammer Series as it adds another element to professional cycling.
“When speaking to Matt White and Shayne Bannan I found that they were happy to help me find the perfect balance in terms of supporting me in chasing my dreams both on the track and on the road and I feel very fortunate to be coming back into this set up.”
Meyer has an impressive palmares, a multiple track world champion in the madison, points race and team pursuit along with Grand Tour stage wins on the road from a rider who possesses strong all round skills, especially in the time trial.
Sport director Matt White went through the positives of a signing a homegrown rider such as Meyer and the added versatility he will bring to the team.
“Cam has come back with a different focus,” explained White. “And the primary focus is to be an Olympic champion in Tokyo in the madison. We will always be a team with Australian DNA so we would like nothing more than to support Cam in that ambition.”
“We know what we get with Cam. We know he is a very versatile rider and we have had a long relationship with him. He is coming back with a new focus and a new drive and I don’t think there is another team that understands Cam better than us.
“Cam is back more motivated than ever to win, and we have seen that this year with his results with the national team. He is very keen to pass on his experience to our younger riders, while at the same time keeping the team in the winner’s circle over the coming years.”
Date of Birth: 11/1/88 (29)
Place of Birth: Perth, Australian
Turned Pro: 2009
– 2015 1st Herald Sun Tour – General Classification
– 2014 1st Giro d’Italia – Stage 1 (TTT)
– 2013 1st Tour de France – Stage 1 (TTT)
– 2012 3rd World Championships – (TTT)
– 2011 1st Tour Down Under – General Classification
– 2011 1st National Road Championships, Australia – Time Trial
– 2010 1st National Road Championships, Australia – Time Trial
Multiple gold, silver and bronze world championship medals in the madison, points race and team pursuit from 2009 – 2017.