VeloNews speaks with the younger of the Meyer brothers, Travis Meyer about his current track campaign and his upcoming transition to road racing:
Travis Meyer’s first month as a professional included a win that many of his countrymen chase for their entire careers — the Australian road race championship. The Garmin-Transitions neo-pro, younger brother to teammate and Aussie time trial champion Cameron Meyer, has yet to debut the green and gold national champion’s kit, as he has focused on his track program since the championships.
Meyer will join his team in Girona later this month following the UCI World Track Championships in Copenhagen, where he will bid to win the team pursuit title. VeloNews caught up with Meyer on an oppressively hot day in Singapore in early March.
VeloNews: Tell our readers about Travis Meyer on the bike.
Travis Meyer: I’m a track and road rider. I started off on the track at eleven years old. I’ve always done both and I started off doing road and track nationals as a junior and I’ve continued doing that because I wouldn’t mind making the London Olympics. That’s a big goal for me.
I more specialize in the time trial on the road and the individual and team pursuits on the track, but I do everything on the track for a bit of fun as well. I wouldn’t say I’m a sprinter, I’m a bit of an all-rounder, I guess I would say. I do the Madison with my brother Cam quite a bit.
VN: You came up through the Institute for Sport program?
VN: How’s life at Garmin?
TM: It’s good. Unfortunately I haven’t had much time with them yet because I’m doing my track commitments at the moment. I missed Tour Down Under with them, which was disappointing, but I’ve had a bit to do with Whitey (director Matt White) now, and he’s a really good guy. I get a pretty good vibe from the team; I haven’t been with them much, but I’m looking forward to the season.
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