Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka has released Cameron Meyer with immediate effect. The contract termination was requested by the Australian himself. Citing ongoing personal reasons he hadn’t been able to play an integral role over the last few weeks.
„Unfortunately I have made the tough decision to leave Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, due to ongoing personal issues I have had of recent. I have been unable to train or race at the required level that is needed for the World Tour“, Meyer states.
The Australian had only joined our African Team at the beginning of this season.
„I can not thank Douglas Ryder enough for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing program. To be able to see at first hand the impact the team makes in Africa through the Qhubeka Foundation and for me to have involvement was truly inspiring. I wish the entire team the best of luck and look forward to watching their many successes to come.“
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.”
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