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
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.