Lucas Hamilton joins the Australian Cycling Team at the Tokyo Olympics
The 25-year-old is currently racing in his first Tour de France for Team BikeExchange where he’s currently placed 53rd in the GC. Following the Tour, he will jet off to Tokyo to make his Olympic debut.
Hamilton is set to replace Cameron Meyer, who a few days ago announced he was withdrawing from the Olympics due to family reasons.
The Victorian rider was selected for the 2016 Tour de l'Avenir, where he won the Mountains Classification and finished second overall. Hamilton was in South Australia in January competing in the Santos Festival of Cycling, following is success at the Santos Tour Down Under in 2020 where he placed ninth overall. He came second in the 2020 National Road Race Championships and had his first stage win in a WorldTour race at the Tirreno Adriatico.
Hamilton will be joining the likes of Rohan Dennis and Richie Porte in the Australian Team. Jack Haig is also set to start in the competition, but his participation is in doubt due to the crash he suffered at the third stage of the Tour de France.