British Cycling has announced that Cameron Meyer will take up the role of Women’s Podium Endurance Coach for the Great Britain Cycling Team.
The Australian rider, who announced his retirement from racing with Team BikeExchange – Jayco earlier this week, brings a wealth of experience to the team from a career which has seen him win nine world titles and three Commonwealth Games gold medals on the track.
Meyer has also enjoyed success on the road, winning the Australian national road race in 2020 and 2021, riding in all three Grand Tours and claiming several other national and international podiums over a 15-year career.
Meyer, who is 34, will begin his role later this month, and get to work plotting out the team’s path to the Olympic Games in Paris, starting with next month’s UCI Track World Championships in Paris. He replaces Monica Greenwood in the role, who announced that she would be stepping down from her position in July to pursue new challenges.
Responding to his appointment, Meyer said: “I am really excited to start the next chapter of my life post racing career and develop my coaching knowledge with British Cycling. The women’s endurance program has had so much success and it’s a privilege to help add my experience to the group on our way to the next Olympics in Paris in 2024.”
Great Britain Cycling Team Performance Director, Stephen Park CBE, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Cameron to the team and look forward to benefitting from the experience he has gained over 15 years in the pro peloton. He has really impressed us with his technical and tactical knowledge, and after winning nine world titles on the track we look forward to seeing how his influence can help to provide our riders with the best possible platform to fulfil their potential on the world stage.
“Cameron joins what is still a relatively new-look podium coaching team for our track riders, alongside Ben, Kaarle and Jason, and they have each already brought a huge amount of energy and insight to their respective roles in a short space of time.
“We always knew that the shorter cycle leading up to Paris would be a challenge, but performances at this summer’s Commonwealth Games and European Championships show that we’re making good headway, with much more still to come. I know how keen Cameron is to get started in his role, and we look forward to supporting his development as he begins the next stage of his career.”
Header image: Cameron Meyer, of Australia, coaches his team-mate during the Men’s Madison at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in the Hong Kong Velodrome. Credit: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com