Cameron Meyer wins fifth world points race title

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by Shane Stokes

March 3, 2018

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Cameron Meyer wins fifth world points race title

Meyer wins ninth world championship title

by VeloClub

Showing he can combine road and track to strong effect, Cameron Meyer raced to a superb ninth career world title on Friday. The Australian rider triumphed in the points race, clocking up 70 points and decisively beating Dutchman Jan Willem van Schip, who scored 52 points, and Britain’s Mark Stewart. The latter was three points behind van Schip.

Meyer’s success was the fifth points race world title of his career. He previously won gold in the event in 2009, 2010, 2012 and last year. He also has two golds apiece in the team pursuit and the Madison.

Now 30, he walked away from the sport in 2016. He subsequently returned to track racing, and then to road competition with the Mitchelton-Scott and Cycling Australia squads. Speaking to CyclingTips last year, he spoke of burnout with the sport and a lack of motivation, but said that he had been able to rediscover his love for cycling.

As a result of that he decided to return to WorldTour racing, going back to the GreenEdge setup he competed with between 2012 and 2015. He finished second overall in this year’s Herald Sun Tour, and his worlds success shows how well he has been able to combine road and track.

Speaking after the race, Meyer said that he was looking forward to riding the Madison at the weekend, where he will aim to make it two gold medals.

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