Travis Meyer signs on for neo-pro year with Garmin-Slipstream
Garmin-Slipstream confirmed the signing of Travis Meyer for the 2010 season. The 20-year-old West Australian will join elder brother Cameron Meyer on the squad's roster for the 2010 season, a point team principal Jonathan Vaughters referred to as he announced his latest signing.
"Travis is an incredible talent," said Vaughters. "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 was also quick to acknowledge his satisfaction with finding a place on the same team as his brother, who has just completed his first season with the team.
"Garmin 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. "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."
The younger Meyer brother will now be one of two Australian neo-pros on the Garmin books for next year. Under-23 time trial World Champion Jack Bobridge confirmed last month that he will also make his debut with the ProTour squad in 2010. The two will remain with the team until at least the end of 2011.
Meyer and Bobridge have joined Garmin from the Team Jayco-AIS. These recent signings are an indication of the strong ongoing relationship that the Australian continental development squad have had with the American team.
"We are working with the best young talent across the globe," said Garmin sports director Matt White, who also serves as coach to the Meyer brothers. "And we are able to give these riders the tools they need to excel, on the road and off."
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