Your Monday Daily News Digest

by Matt de Neef

November 7, 2016

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Jakub Mareczko wins Tour of Taihu Lake’s opening road stage; Miguel Angel Lopez fractures tibia in training crash; Cameron Meyer posts impressive track return at Glasgow World Cup; The rise of autonomous vehicles and their effect on cycling; Copenhagen achieves more bikes than cars in city centre; Highlights from the UCI BMX Freestyle World Cup; 80 and still cycling.

Cameron Meyer posts impressive track return at Glasgow World Cup

by CyclingTips

A refreshed and refocused Cameron Meyer has put on an impressive display in his return to track world cups, winning gold in the points race and silver in the madison in Glasgow.

Taking part in his first points race since the 2012 World Championships in Melbourne, Meyer took control early in the race by winning two intermediate sprints, before gaining a lap on the field.

“I’m really happy to be back racing at an international level and to take my first win back makes it even better,” Meyer said on Saturday. “It was a fast race and hard from the start which suited me. I was surprised at how good my legs were but I had fun and am looking forward to the Madison tomorrow and more high class track events in the near future.”

In the Madison on Sunday, Meyer teamed up with Callum Scotson to take silver in a close-fought contest. A single point separated gold medalist Spains from the Aussie pairing, after a see-sawing battle through the event.

“We got good points early and moved into the lead before the crunch time came. Then at the vital points of the race when it was every team for themselves, Spain just had a little bit more legs,” explained Scotson. “They distanced us, got the lap earlier and got a vital four points in the last double points sprint. To come so close is hard, but I feel Spain deserved the win.”

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