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Meyer returns to racing for Drapac at Tour of China I

Travis Meyer will make his return to Drapac Professional Cycling following injury at the UCI 2.1 Tour of China I which begins in the city of Xian September 30.

Meyer will be joined by Jack Anderson, Will Clarke, Malcolm Rudolph and Wouter Wippert for the week-long event. Henk Vogels is Directeur Sportif.

Former Australian Road Champion Meyer, 25, was hit by a car while training for the Tour of Turkey in Andorra on April 12 this year. He sustained a fractured jaw, a fractured right arm and significant bruising.

Meyer said he is pleased to be making his return following an initial nine-week lay-off from the bike.

“I was unsure when I would be back racing again, as I had to take it slowly and see how my injuries progressed,” he said. “I am fortunate that I have healed up well and am in good enough condition to do some races at the end of this season.

“I haven’t placed any expectations on myself as it is my first race back in about five months,” Meyer continued. “I am hoping to get through the racing and help the guys out if I can. The goal really would be to finish and find some legs for the last races in the year and 2015.”

The Tour of China I will be Meyer’s first experience racing in China.

“I haven’t raced many Asian races before, and never have I raced in China,” he explained. “From what I’ve heard from the guys about this style of racing, it is very aggressive and attacking. This would normally suit my characteristics well so I am looking forward to it.”

Meyer will be in good company at the race with Wippert and Clarke having claimed 11 victories between them over the 2014 season.

2014 Tour Down Under
Travis Meyer in action earlier this year at the Tour Down Under © Mark Gunter

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