West Aussie Travis Meyer Joins Team Garmin-Slipstream Roster

Cameron and Travis MeyerOkay, 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, Australia’s reigning points race World Champion, Cameron Meyer, and his fellow countryman, Under 23 World Time Trial Champion, Jack Bobridge.

“Travis is an incredible talent,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports and Director Sportif of Team Garmin-Slipstream. “Like 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.”

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.

“Team 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,” said Meyer. “And, 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.”

Australian Matt White, a director of Team Garmin-Slipstream and former pro cyclist, serves as coach to the Meyer brothers.

“We are working with the best young talent across the globe,” said White. “And we are able to give these riders the tools they need to excel, on the road and off.”

This is a great outcome and all the best to Travis, Cameron and Jack.  It is great to see Western Australian and Australian talent being given an opportunity like this.

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