Tour de Suisse - Race Overview

When he set season goals with his coach ahead of his second year with ORICA-GreenEDGE, Cameron Meyer identified a top ten in the Tour de Suisse as a main objective. After nine days of difficult racing in Switzerland, Meyer achieved that goal. The Western Australian closed out the tour in tenth overall, 3’44 behind race winner Rui Costa (Movistar). It is Meyer’s third top ten overall of the season adding to fifth place at the Amgen Tour of California and sixth in Tour of Turkey.

“My goal before the start of the tour was to achieve a top ten finish, and I’ve accomplished that. I started today in tenth overall, and my aim was to hold that same position. I’m very happy.” - Cameron Meyer

Meyer won the first stage individual time trial en route to his top ten finish. It was one of three podiums for ORICA-GreenEDGE at the Tour de Suisse. Matt Goss sprinted to second on stage three, and Meyer was fifth on the queen stage of the race. Michael Albasini nearly missed out on the podium on the penultimate day of racing, finishing in fourth place on stage eight. 

“We worked really well together as a team this week. I learned a lot from riding with my more experienced teammates. This is the first tour I’ve ridden with Gossy [Matt Goss], Stuey [Stuart O’Grady] and [Daryl] Impey. They taught me a lot about being in the right position at the right time and the different ways I can conserve my energy, which proved important over the nine days of racing. We achieved a lot, and I think it’s safe to say everyone is looking good ahead of the Tour de France.” - Cameron Meyer

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) - Movistar Team 31:08:11
2 Bauke Mollema (Ned) - Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:01:02
3 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) - Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:10
4 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) - FDJ 0:01:26
5 Mathias Frank (Swi) - BMC Racing Team 0:01:43
6 Tanel Kangert (Est) - Astana Pro Team 0:01:51
7 Tejay van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team 0:02:23
8 Daniel Martin (Irl) - Garmin-Sharp 0:02:42
9 Simon Spilak (Slo) - Katusha
10 Cameron Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:44
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
10 Cameron Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:44
41 Michael Albasini (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:27:13
68 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:42:33
131 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:19:39
138 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:29:58
140 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 1:32:40