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by Mark Zalewski
January 12, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cam Meyer heads UniSA-Australia Tour Down Under lineup; Sarah Storey says UCI was warned about short notice for track championships; Albert responds to Mathieu van der Poel insult; Adri van der Poel responds to Neils Albert’s critcism; Stybar ready for 2017 season; British Cycling announces UCI Cyclocross World ; Paul Voss retires after not finding a new team; Patrick Gretsch announces retirement; Assen to host 2017 INAS world championships; Handcyclist versus fixie; Fixie in a winter wonderland.
The 2017 UniSA-Australia lineup for the Tour Down Under will feature Cameron Meyer, the 2011 winner of the race and a multiple world champion on the track. Meyer, who most recently raced for the Dimension Data team, stepped away from the road side of the sport in mid-2016 to focus on the track, but said that racing the 2017 Tour Down Under was still a goal.
“He’s obviously a former winner of the race and he’s had a distinguished career on the road and track,” race director Mike 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 is the national team permitted by the UCI to race in a WorldTour event. In addition to Meyer are Rio Olympic silver medallist Callum Scotson, who won the Australian U23 time trial last week, as well as Sam Jenner who won the Australian U23 road race title.
Rounding out the team are Lucas Hamilton, Michael Storer, Jai Hindley and Nathan Earle.