The final lineup for Tour Down Under wild card team UniSA-Australia has been announced with the welcome news for cycling fans that Cameron Meyer will be leading the charge.
The Uni-Sa Australia team will be led by the experienced of 2011 race winner Meyer, who suddenly retired from Team Dimension Data and professional racing during 2016.
Just months after his shock retirement Meyer showed sensational form on the track in London. Since then the 29yo has continued to impress with a fantastic run of results including a strong 13th place finish at last week’s National Championships.
Meyer will be joined by former Team Sky & Drapac rider Nathan Earle along with Callum Scotson, Lucas Hamilton, Michael Storer and Jai Hindley. Samuel Jenner, the newly crowned under 23 national champion – who blitzed the field at Buninyong with a stunning solo victory last week – completes the UniSa-Australia team.
Mike Turtur, the Santos Tour Down Under race director, said multiple champion Cam Meyer would be out to impress.
“He’s had a distinguished career on the road and track,” Turtur said.
“He’s a class all-rounder, but he can mix it on the climbs in our race and the small group sprint finishes will be ideal for him. This is a great opportunity (for Meyer) to get a good result here, and he has a young, strong team around him.”
The UniSA-Australia team will be led by Team Manager and Australian cycling legend Brad McGee.