• Cameron Meyer ((L) and Callum Scotson (R) with the sling. (Getty)
Australia sent a small selection of riders to the opening round of the Tissot UCI Track World Cup in Poland but emerged with four medals in a bang for the buck performance.
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Cycling Australia
6 Nov - 11:13 AM  UPDATED 7 Nov - 8:10 AM

Cameron Meyer and Callum Scotson took gold in Madison, Matthew Glaetzer did the same in the sprint and Stephanie Morton powered to a sprint silver and keirin bronze.

Fresh from winning London Six Day last weekend Meyer and Scotson continued their Madison success with a storming victory in the 120-lap race.

Meyer and Scotson claim London six-day
Australians Cameron Meyer and Callum Scotson won the London Six-Day event after sustained pressure from British duo Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh.

"It feels really great for us to come away this year and get some wins together as a team. Last year we were close to the mark but we have really been longing to stand on the top step of the podium together," Scotson said.

As a number of teams battled it out for points in the early sprints, the experienced Meyer, twice a world champion in the event and Scotson waited patiently for the opportunity to attack.

With legs starting to tire at the halfway point they swung into action swiftly lapping the field and collecting five points on the way to move into the lead.

"We knew we had to play to our strength, which at the moment is certainly our endurance. With a shorter race than the full distance, it was a bit of a gamble to wait and be patient, but we knew when we attacked we had to make it count," Scotson said.

Points in three of the final four sprints moved the Australian tally to 31. A last-ditch effort from Belgium winning the final sprint and with it, 10 points, saw them take silver on 29, two off gold. While France completed the podium a further two points back

"I think we are certainly stronger now," Scotson said. "Cam has always been very strong, but I think I have made good improvements from last year. As a team, we have come a long way in our tactics and the technical aspects which are really paying off for us."

Glaetzer, who also finished fifth in the keirin, was next to medal with a fourth career World Cup sprint gold after a convincing showing across the competition. Mateusz Rudyk (Poland) claimed silver while bronze went to New Zealander Edward Dawkins.

Morton collected silver in the sprint in a World Championship rematch with Kristina Vogel (Germany) then went on to win bronze in the keirin behind Vogel and Daria Shmeleva of Russia.