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Team MTN-Qhubeka, which will race as Dimension Data in 2016, has announced that Cameron Meyer will join the team in the new year after four seasons with Orica-GreenEdge.
Meyer, a two-time Australian time trial champion, had a breakthrough victory in 2011 when he won the Tour Down Under as part of the Garmin-Cervelo team. The following year he joined Orica-GreenEdge in what was the team’s first season. He has remained with the Australian outfit ever since.
“I am very excited to be racing with Team Dimension Data next season,” Meyer said. “They have had unbelievable results at the biggest races and are moving ahead quickly. I am really looking forward to being a part of their future success.
“My main motivation for joining this professional racing team was not only the pride I would feel being an ambassador on the bike but also the pride of involvement in the successful work for the Qhubeka Charity.”
Twenty-seven-year-old Meyer played a key role in two Grand Tour team time trial victories at Orica-GreenEdge: at the 2013 Tour de France and the 2014 Giro d’Italia. He also won the 2015 Jayco Herald Sun Tour after taking the overall lead with victory on stage 1.
Meyer is the sixth new rider to be announced for Team Dimension Data in 2016. He joins Mark Cavendish, Bernie Eisel, Oscar Fraile, and fellow Australians Mark Renshaw at Nathan Haas at the African-registered team.
MTN-Qhubeka has announced that one final addition to the team’s 2016 roster will be revealed in the coming weeks.