Australian Meyer takes points race gold
Australian Cameron Meyer grabbed gold in the 160-lap, 40km event in Pruszkow of Poland at the world track cycling championships on Wednesday.
Daniel Kreuzfeldt of Denmark finished second to take the silver with Britain's Chris Newton claiming the bronze.
Meyer, who finished fourth in Manchester last year and fourth behind Olympic bronze medal winner Newton at the Beijing Games, finished on a total of 24 points after surging back in the second half of the race, Xinhua reported.
Kreuzfeldt finished on 22 points while Newton, who dropped out of gold medal contention in the latter stages, claimed bronze on 21 points after chasing down a late break on the final laps to claim two points at the 16th and last sprint at the finish line.
Meyer, a 21-year-old from Western Australia who rides as a road professional with the Garmin team, was claiming his first senior title for Australia on the track.