International Cycling

Meyer wins fourth points race world title

2017-04-14 14:05
Cameron Meyer (Getty Images)

Hong Kong - Cameron Meyer obliterated the field to win his fourth points race world title and firmly establish Australia as the team to beat at the Track Cycling World Championships on Friday.

Meyer, 29, was ahead from nearly halfway in the gruelling, 160-lap race, finishing with 76 points ahead of Belgian Kenny De Ketele and Poland's Wojciech Pszczolarski, who both had 40.

The 2009, 2010 and 2012 points-race champion won his second gold medal of the championships in Hong Kong and his eighth world title overall.

After Meyer also led Australia to victory in the men's team pursuit on Thursday, the Aussies lead the medals table with their two golds so far as competition continues on day three.

Australia, who failed to win any titles at last year's Olympics, also have two silver medals in the women's team pursuit and the women's team sprint.

"I'm really happy to be back on the track and racing for rainbow jerseys and this one's just as special as any of the other seven that I have," said Meyer.

"It's been a fantastic championship for us. We've started really well and hopefully there's more to come in the next few days."

In the women's omnium, Australia's Amy Cure won the women's elimination race to top the standings alongside Britain's Katie Archibald ahead of the final event later on Friday.

Canada's Stephanie Roorda was left writhing in pain when she suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder or broken collarbone after a heavy crash in the same race.

And Hong Kong's Sarah Lee disappointed the home crowd when she lost in the women's sprint semi-finals to Olympic champion Kristina Vogel of Germany.

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