Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 16, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Atapuma wins first Suisse climbing stage; Nail biting final sees Majerus win stage 1 in the Aviva Women’s Tour; Five bicycles in Kalamazoo; Cameron Meyer leaves Dimension Data with immediate effect; Ryder on Meyer leaving Dimension Data: ‘It’s sad for all of us’; The races across and down America: Infected dog bites, a record holder out and flat batteries; Gay cycling champ promotes an authentic and visible life; Police searching for man placing tacks along cycling routes; IAM Cycling bus gets stuck at Tour de Suisse; Thousands of naked cyclists hope to increase awareness in Mexico; On-board footage from Tour de Suisse, stage 4; A day with Toms Skujins at Tour de Suisse; Spanish paralympian training for Rio

Cameron Meyer leaves Dimension Data with immediate effect

by CyclingTips

Australian rider Cameron Meyer and the Dimension Data WorldTour team have parted ways with immediate effect, with Meyer citing “personal issues” for his departure.

In a team press release issued on Wednesday afternoon (AEST), Dimension Data announced that Meyer himself had requested the contract termination.

“Unfortunately I have made the tough decision to leave Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, due to ongoing personal issues I have had of recent,” Meyer said. “I have been unable to train or race at the required level that is needed for the World Tour.”

“I can not thank Douglas Ryder enough for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing program. To be able to see at first-hand the impact the team makes in Africa through the Qhubeka Foundation and for me to have involvement was truly inspiring.”

“I wish the entire team the best of luck and look forward to watching their many successes to come.”

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