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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
Responding to the announcement that Cameron Meyer is leaving Team Dimension Data after just over six months, Team Principal Douglas Ryder has said that Meyer alone knows the reason and that he will be missed.
“Other than what is in the release, there is nothing else to say, really. It is something that he came to us with, unfortunately. We respect what is going on in his mind and his situation,” he told CyclingTips.
“It was a shock to us. He did withdraw from the team for the Tour of California because he needed some time, which we gave him. He then came back and said he didn’t want to be a burden on the team, feels bad that he is not competing and that this [walking away – ed.] is the best thing.
“That is basically it. There is basically nothing more to say than that. We don’t know more in terms of what is going on with him, because it is a private matter and we respect that. But there is nothing more that I know of.”
Meyer joined the team prior to the start of the year, moving across after four years with Orica GreenEdge. He got things off to a good start with second in the Australian road race championships and 12th in the Santos Tour Down Under, as well as 27th in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road race, but his results have been quieter since then.
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