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Aussie Cameron Meyer signs with Dimension Data

The South African-registered team says it will bring one more rider onboard before closing out its 2016 roster.

Aussie veteran Cameron Meyer will join MTN-Qhubeka next season, and the team announced there is still one more spot to fill for 2016.

Meyer, 27, is the sixth addition for the African-registered team that will race as Team Dimension Data in 2016. The arrival of sprinting superstar Mark Cavendish raises the stakes for next season, and the team confirmed it will sign one more African rider before closing out its 2016 roster.

Meyer, who has raced for the Slipstream and GreenEdge franchises, will give the team more muscle in time trials as well as in punchy, hilltop finales.

“They have unbelievable results at the biggest races and are moving ahead quickly,” Meyer said in a press note. “I am really looking forward to being part of their future success.”

For the second year in a row, MTN-Qhubeka is among the most active players on the transfer market. The Cavendish deal, which also sees the arrivals of Bernhard Eisel (from Sky) and Mark Renshaw (Etixx-Quick-Step), will put the team on an even higher profile next season, fueling speculation that it will jump to the WorldTour level in 2016.

Other additions include Nathan Haas (Cannondale-Garmin) and Omar Fraile (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA). Exiting riders include Matt Goss, Louis Meintjes (Lampre-Merida), and likely Gerald Ciolek and Andreas Stauff.