Cameron Meyer is targetting victory at the London Nocturne after being named as one of six WorldTour riders set to start on June 11.
Meyer will ride in the capital with Garmin-Cervelo team-mate Matt Wilson, with Leigh Howard and Matt Brammeier lining up for HTC-Highroad and Russell Downing and Alex Dowsett for Team Sky.
The 23-year-old Meyer, currently riding the Giro d’Italia, is no stranger to night time criterium racing having finished on the podium at the Edinburgh Nocturne last year and in 2009, when team-mate David Millar won the race.
The Australian is enjoying a stellar 2011, having won the Tour Down Under in January before regaining the madison world title, his fifth track gold, with compatriot Howard.
Confirmed British teams include Rapha Condor Sharp, Motorpoint and Team UK Youth with Olympic team pursuit champion Ed Clancy, two-time Tour de France rider Malcolm Elliott and former Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt on the start sheet – leaving Meyer under no illusions as to the task on his hands.
“I really enjoyed the Edinburgh Nocturne over the last couple of years so I’m looking forward to seeing what the London circuit is like,” said Meyer.
“I should have some good form off the back of the Giro and I’m sure I will need it against the British riders who are always strong in criteriums.”
The elite criterium is scheduled to start at 9.15pm and is the highlight of a packed race programme which also includes an elite women’s criterium, the Kansi folding bike bace, Schwalbe fixed gear longest skid competition and the Brooks penny farthing race.
Further details and the full elite rider list can be found on www.londonnocturne.com