With Meyer having finished fourth twice before, the African team will feel they have a chance of a good result.
Haas said racing in January was always tricky. “Timing it right without racing before is an art, but one that I think we can get right between the three of us.
“Between Cam, Mark and myself I know we have a very dangerous squad, we just hope it’s enough to overthrow the teams with many more guys than us. But when there’s a will there’s a way.”
The men will be racing over a distance of 183.6km in Ballarat on a course that is renowned for its attacking racing that often suits opportunists.
History suggests that a solo victory or a winner from a small group is very likely.
All eyes will be on the two high-profile home teams, Orica-GreenEDGE and Drapac Cycling, who will have to shoulder a lot of the responsibility on the day.