Okay, had to run this plug for Travis Meyer and his older brother Cameron who have now both joined Team Garmin-Slipstream, the American professional cycling team with a focus on ethical sporting practices.
From the Team Garmin-Slipstream announcement:
[Travis] Meyer will join his older brother, Australiaâ€™s reigning points race World Champion, Cameron Meyer, and his fellow countryman, Under 23 World Time Trial Champion, Jack Bobridge.
â€œTravis is an incredible talent,â€ said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports and Director Sportif of Team Garmin-Slipstream. â€œLike his brother, he excels on the road and on the track. We always say our team feels like a family, and with these two on the road with us, it literally will be for them. Travis is an exciting addition to our roster.â€
Travis Meyer won 5 World Track Titles as a U19 Cyclist at the World Championships and went on to win the Tour of Berlin and the Tour of Wellington as a first year U23 rider. In 2009 he won Silver in the Australian U23 Time Trial Titles at the Australian Road Championships.
â€œTeam Garmin-Slipstream has the best reputation for helping young riders like me reach their full potential, so the opportunity to work with them was a natural progression for me,â€ said Meyer. â€œAnd, Cameron and I are very close. Being able to race alongside him and learn from him and the other amazing riders on this team is really exciting.â€
Australian Matt White, a director of Team Garmin-Slipstream and former pro cyclist, serves as coach to the Meyer brothers.
â€œWe are working with the best young talent across the globe,â€ said White. â€œAnd we are able to give these riders the tools they need to excel, on the road and off.â€
This is a great outcome and all the best to Travis, Cameron and Jack.Â It is great to see Western Australian and Australian talent being given an opportunity like this.