Nibali’s Lombardia; Bakelants breaks seven ribs: CT Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

October 9, 2017

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins Il Lombardia; Matteo Trentin victorious at Paris-Tours; Matej Mohoric wins the inaugural Hong Kong Challenge; Bakelants, Petilli, Martinez injured after crashing into ravine at Il Lombardia; Nacer Bouhanni apologises for Paris-Bourges altercation with Rudy Barbier; Cameron Meyer’s road (and track) to the Commonwealth Games; Kathrin Hammes completes 2018 Drops Cycling roster; Number of pedestrians fatally or seriously injured by cyclists has doubled since 2006; Stray oBikes being crushed by City of Melbourne; Danny MacAskill to feature in BBC documentary on the human body.

Cameron Meyer’s road (and track) to the Commonwealth Games

by Matt de Neef

Cameron Meyer will return to the WorldTour ranks in 2018 with a three-year contract with Orica-Scott, a signing that has rejuvenated the West Australian ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Meyer will combine his track ambitions — focused on the Commonwealth Games and later the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — with racing on the road. It presents certain logistical challenges and creates a very busy calendar.

“You have to balance both Six Days, track racing, track camps, along with the road and fulfilling my new contract with Orica-Scott at the nationals and possibly races like the Tour Down Under, Cadel’s Race, Sun Tour,” Meyer told Cyclingnews. “There is a whole mixture and a balancing act between it all, but I haven’t done much racing over the last two years and I still feel fresh to want to race quite a bit and I love the Australian summer.

“Those months across January, February, March, all through the Australian road summer into the track World Championships and Commonwealth Games is nearly my most exciting part of the year. I can’t wait for that.”

Meyer will race the Australian Road Nationals in the first week of January but doesn’t yet know whether he’ll be there for the Tour Down Under, Herald Sun Tour or Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

Follow the link to read more at Cyclingnews.