Cameron Meyer withdraws from Australian Olympic team for Tokyo 2020
Jul 05 2021 09:17 am CET

Cameron Meyer withdraws from Australian Olympic team for Tokyo 2020
Cameron Meyer withdraws from Australian Olympic team for Tokyo 2020
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Cameron Meyer has announced his withdrawal from the Australian Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020 due to personal reasons.

The Australian of Team BikeExchange is retiring from the team that will represent the Oceanic country in the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020 to attend family matters. The national team hasn't selected anyone yet to replace the rider in the competition.

"Some unfortunate news, I am sad to say I have had to withdraw myself from the Australian Cycling Team for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games," said Meyer through a statement. "Due to family health reasons where my father is continuing to battle Stage 4 Brain Cancer and with the difficult travel restrictions around the Covid-19 Pandemic, I believe I am unable to represent my country in Tokyo at 100%.

"The Olympics are a special privilege for any athlete, and I would not feel right knowing my condition was not where it needed to be due to my current circumstances. I look forward to spending some quality time with my family during this difficult period and will be cheering on what I’m sure will be a successful Australian Olympic Team."

The Australian Olympic team for the men's road race includes Richie Porte, Rohan Dennis and Jack Haig -whose participation is also in doubt after he crashed out of the Tour de France with a fractured collarbone.
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