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Cameron Meyer retires from professional racing

After well over a decade spent racing on the track and the road, the West Australian is moving on to pastures new.

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Two-time Australian road champion Cameron Meyer has called an end to his professional racing career.

After more than 15 years spent balancing ambitions on the track and the road, the 34-year-old announced on Monday that the 2022 season would be his last as a professional.

“The time has come to change lanes,” Meyer posted on Instagram. “It’s been a wild ride these past 20 years since I started riding laps around the SpeedDome back in Western Australia. All good things must come to an end and so I have decided to announce my retirement from professional racing.”

On the track, Meyer is a nine-time world champion – five times in the points race, twice in the madison, and twice in the team pursuit. He also won three Commonwealth Games gold medals on the track.

On the road, Meyer started his WorldTour career in 2009 with Garmin-Slipstream before joining Orica-GreenEdge in its debut season in 2012. Apart from a brief stint with Dimension Data in 2016 – which lasted six months before Meyer left the team and took a break from racing – and some time with the Mitchelton-Scott Continental team in the back half of 2017, Meyer has been with the WorldTour team now known as BikeExchange-Jayco since 2012.

Meyer was part of team time trial victories at the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia and ends his career with 12 individual victories on the road. Among those wins: a stage win and the overall at the 2011 Tour Down Under; two stage wins at the Tour de Suisse; overall victory at the 2015 Jayco Herald Sun Tour; a stage win at the 2018 Tour of Britain; and most recently, back-to-back wins in the Australian Nationals road race, in 2020 and 2021.

“The amount of people to thank is a large list,” Meyer wrote. “My family and friends, my team mates and coaches, the GreenEdge team, Midland Cycling Club, Western Australian Cycling, AusCycling and the Western Australian Institute of Sport. I would not have achieved or become the rider I am today without all your support.

“I look proudly upon what I was able to accomplish. I have travelled the world, creating many life long friends along the way. Riding and racing bikes will always be a part of me and I can not wait to start down a new career path of helping athletes achieve their dreams. Watch this space!”

Update: A couple days after announcing his retirement Meyer was appointed “women’s podium endurance coach” at British Cycling, a role he will begin later this month.

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