Lucas Hamilton to replace Cameron Meyer in Australian Olympic Games team

Lucas Hamilton (Team BikeExchange)
Lucas Hamilton (Team BikeExchange) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Lucas Hamilton will be heading from the Tour de France straight to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, with the 25-year-old Team BikeExchange rider selected to represent Australia after national road champion Cameron Meyer withdrew to spend time with his family as his father battles Stage 4 brain cancer.

Hamilton will be riding in the team spearheaded by Richie Porte – who last year stood on the podium of the Tour de France – alongside two-time time trial world champion Rohan Dennis and Jack Haig, unless the latter ends up being replaced following his withdrawal from the Tour de France with a broken collarbone on stage 3. 

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