Cameron Meyer retires from professional racing

Cameron Meyer, two-time Australian road champion, has put an end to his professional racing career.

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

“Now is the time to change lanes,” Meyer posted on Instagram. “It’s been a wild ride the last 20 years since I started doing laps around the SpeedDome 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 his first season in 2012. Aside from a brief stint at Dimension Data in 2016 – which lasted six months before Meyer does not leave the team and take a break from racing – and some time with the Mitchelton-Scott Continental team in the second half of 2017, Meyer has been part of 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 finished his career with 12 individual road victories. Among these victories: a stage victory and the general classification of the Tour Down Under 2011; two stage victories in 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 victories in the Australian Nationals road race, in 2020 and 2021.

“The number of people to thank is a long list,” Meyer wrote. “My family and friends, teammates and coaches, Team GreenEdge, 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 at what I have been able to accomplish. I have traveled the world, making many lifelong friends along the way. Cycling and racing bikes will always be a part of me and I look forward to starting a new career helping athletes achieve their dreams. Watch this place!”

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