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Cameron Meyer (born 11 January 1988) is an Australian professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Mitchelton–Scott.[3]

Cameron Meyer
2018 Tour of Britain stage 2 - points leader Cameron Meyer.JPG
Personal information
Born (1988-01-11) 11 January 1988 (age 31)
Viveash, Western Australia, Australia
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Team information
Current teamMitchelton–Scott
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime trialist
Amateur team(s)
Midland CC
Professional team(s)
2009–2011Garmin–Slipstream
2012–2015GreenEDGE[1]
2016Team Dimension Data
2017Mitchelton Scott
2018–Mitchelton–Scott[2]
Major wins
Grand Tours
Tour de France
1 TTT stage (2013)
Giro d'Italia
1 TTT stage (2014)

Stage races

Tour Down Under (2011)
Herald Sun Tour (2015)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships
(2010, 2011)

CareerEdit

Born in Viveash, Western Australia, Meyer started cycling at the age of 13 in 2001 and first represented his country at the World Junior Track Championships in 2005. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[4]

Meyer won his first senior World Championship in the Points Race in Pruszków, Poland. In 2009 he was selected to ride the Giro d'Italia. He won the time-trial event at the 2010 Australian National Road Race Championships.

Meyer's younger brother Travis Meyer is also a professional racing cyclist, and was one of GreenEDGE's first signings alongside Cameron and fellow Australian Jack Bobridge.[5] After four seasons with Orica–GreenEDGE, in October 2015 Meyer announced that he would be joining Team Dimension Data for the 2016 season, alongside fellow Australians Nathan Haas and Mark Renshaw.[6]

Meyer announced his departure from Team Dimension Data on 14 June 2016; for personal reasons of an undisclosed nature.[7] After a short break, he decided to enter the Six Day London track race with Callum Scotson and placed third overall.[8] He subsequently competed for Austrialia at the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, where he took two golds in the points race and as part of the Australian team pursuit squad, and rode for the Australian national team on the road during 2017, winning the Dwars door de Vlaamse Ardennen and scoring top five finishes in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and the Herald Sun Tour. In August 2017, Mitchelton–Scott announced that Meyer would rejoin them on a three-year contract from 2018, with a focus on winning the madison at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2020 Summer Olympics.[2]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

Track

2005
1st   Madison, National Junior Track Championships
2006
UCI Junior World Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Madison
1st   Team pursuit
National Junior Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Points race
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Madison
2008
1st Los Angeles, Points race
2009
UCI World Championships
1st   Points race
2nd   Madison (with Leigh Howard)
2nd   Team pursuit
2010
UCI World Championships
1st   Madison (with Leigh Howard)
1st   Points race
1st   Team pursuit
Commonwealth Games
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Points race
1st   Scratch race
2011
UCI World Championships
1st   Madison (with Leigh Howard)
2nd   Points race
Oceania Championships
1st   Madison
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Madison, National Track Championships
World Cup
1st   Madison
1st   Team pursuit
2012
1st   Points race, UCI World Championships
2016
2nd   Madison (with Callum Scotson) – Glasgow, UCI Track World Cup
3rd Six Days of London (with Callum Scotson)
1st   Madison (with Sam Welsford), National Track Championships
2017
UCI World Championships
1st   Points race
1st   Team pursuit
2nd   Madison (with Callum Scotson)
National Track Championships
1st   Points race
1st   Team pursuit
2nd Individual Pursuit
1st Six Days of London (with Callum Scotson)
2018
UCI World Championships
1st   Points race
3rd   Madison (with Callum Scotson)

Road

2007
1st   Overall Tour of Tasmania
1st Stages 2 & 5
1st Stage 3 Tour of Gippsland
2008
1st   Overall Tour of Japan
3rd   Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
2010
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Overall Tour of Oman
2011
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st   Overall Tour Down Under
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 4
1st   Overall Tour de Perth
2012
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
10th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
2013
1st   Road race, Oceania Road Championships
1st   National Criterium Championships
1st   Mountains classification Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Stage 4 (TTT) Tour de France
5th Overall Tour of California
5th Overall Tour of Turkey
10th Overall Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 1 (ITT)
2014
1st Stage 2 Tour de Suisse
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
4th Road race, National Road Championships
9th Overall Herald Sun Tour
2015
1st   Overall Herald Sun Tour
1st   Sprints classification
1st Stage 1
  Combativity award Stage 1 Vuelta a España
2016
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
2017
1st Dwars door de Vlaamse Ardennen
3rd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
4th Overall Herald Sun Tour
2018
Commonwealth Games
1st   Time trial
9th Road race
1st Stage 2 Tour of Britain
2nd Overall Herald Sun Tour
2019
1st Stage 1b (TTT) Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
3rd Road race, National Road Championships

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  Giro d'Italia DNF 137 136 DNF
  Tour de France 130
  Vuelta a España DNF DNF DNF
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bobridge, Meyer brothers first Australian signings for GreenEdge". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Cameron Meyer returns to the WorldTour with Orica-Scott". cyclingnews.com. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Mitchelton-Scott finalise 25-rider roster for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ AIS Athletes at the Olympics Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Australian cycling team GreenEdge sign young cyclists Cameron and Travis Meyer and Jack Bobridge". The Courier-Mail. Australian Associated Press. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  6. ^ "News shorts: Meares aiming high for record-breaking Rio Olympics". cyclingnews.com. 13 October 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cameron-meyer-leaves-dimension-data-citing-personal-reasons/
  8. ^ "Six Day London 2016: Day 6 Results". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 1 November 2016.

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