Ongoing personal issues have led to Cameron Meyer leaving Dimension Data after just six months

Double Australian time trial champion Cameron Meyer has been released by Dimension Data after just six months, citing personal issues.

The Perth cyclist signed for the African WorldTour team at the start of the season, but has not raced since the Tour de Romandie, which ended on May 1.

Meyer, who won the Tour Down Under in 2011, says he hasn’t been able to train or race at the required level in recent months.

“Unfortunately I have made the tough decision to leave Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, due to ongoing personal issues I have had of recent,” Meyer said in a statement.

“I can not thank Douglas Ryder enough for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing program. To be able to see at first hand the impact the team makes in Africa through the Qhubeka Foundation and for me to have involvement was truly inspiring.

“I wish the entire team the best of luck and look forward to watching their many successes to come.”

Meyer turned professional with Garmin-Slipstream in 2009, having won the Tour of Japan the previous season. The 28-year-old counts stage race wins at the Tour Down Under and the Herald Sun Tour in his palmares, as well as a bronze medal in the World Championships time trial in 2012.

He is also a six-time world track cycling champion in the team pursuit, madison and points race between 2009 and 2012, holding all three titles in 2010.