January 11, 2011

Garmin-CervĂ©lo’s Cam Meyer gave himself quite the birthday present by defending his title as the Australian national time trial champion. Jack Bobridge added to the party by coming in second and joining his teammate on the podium.

“It is an extra special [birthday[ present and something I trained hard for over December, so to come out and win back to back is very nice," said Meyer.

"I am looking forward to taking the jersey over to Europe to represent [Australia] again.”

“There is that extra little bit of pressure knowing that you are going to be starting last, extra expectations on the shoulders, but it did motivate me to train that little bit harder,” said Meyer.

“I went in there knowing that I could win and that’s what I wanted, the gold medal and the jersey.

Bobridge, understandably, was not feeling 100 percent before the race having turned himself inside-out two days before to win the road race title.

“When I got on the bike this morning, I knew my legs were still a bit tight and tired from Sunday road race,” said Bobridge. “But that was to be expected, and I am still stoked with second place.

“It was so close and to finish that close to Cam, I was rapt as he is all class when it comes to time trials. He definitely deserves the win today.”

“Now we look to next week’s Tour Down Under as our results here show that we have good form and we have a very good strong team there too.”