Meyer heads up a strong squad for Mitchelton-SCOTT at the Tour of Quanzhou Bay

Wed 29 Nov 2017

Tour de France stage winner Cameron Meyer will lead a strong and versatile Mitchelton-SCOTT team at the final race of the season, the Tour of Quanzhou Bay in China this weekend.

Meyer returns to road racing after a solid block of track racing and will be joined by Australian U23 cyclist of the year Lucas Hamilton as both future ORICA-SCOTT teammates look to close out 2017 on a high.

After an injury disrupted season Harry Sweeny comes back into the team and will be joined by three Chinese riders Liu Jiankun, Xue Fuwen and Xue Chao Hua who all enjoyed supporting roles in Jai Hindley’s victory at the recent Tour of Fuzhou.

Liu Jiankun in particular enjoyed a successful race in Fuzhou finishing 16th overall and securing the honour of the highest placed Chinese rider in a home race. A key objective will be to carry this form into the weekend in what will be a challenging three-day event.

“We are going into this race with some high expectations after our success at the Tour of Fuzhou,” said sport director Neil Stephens. “We did well running back-to-back races so it will be interesting to see how we go coming in off a block of training.”

“Cameron is coming back onto the road after a period of intense track racing and will be well supported by a strong and motivated team, Lucas has had a great season, but it’s his first race back after recovering from a hand injury and will play a supporting role.

“All of our Chinese guys have some solid racing in their legs after the Tours of Hainan and Fuzhou and all come back into the team after a few of weeks of training and are really keen to get back racing.”

Mitchelton-SCOTT at the Tour of Quanzhou Bay (2nd – 4th December):

Lucas Hamilton (AUS, 21)

Cameron Meyer (AUS, 29)

Harry Sweeny (AUS, 19)

Liu Jiankun (CHI, 22)

Xue Fuwen (CHI, 21)

Xue Chao Hua (CHI, 25)

Tour of Quanzhou Bay stages:

Saturday 2nd December, Stage 1: 86.7km

Sunday 3rd December, Stage 2: 111.4km

Monday 4th December, Stage 3: 90.7km